Représentations 0074-AGOCS

Déposant : Carol Agocs

Communauté : London

Déposé le : Juin 16, 2010

Résumé :
Bien qu’il y ait plusieurs causes au déclin des populations de saumon rouge du fleuve Fraser, il est prouvé que l’utilisation de cages en filet en particulier pose des dangers au saumon sauvage et que cela peut être un facteur important de son déclin. Une solution serait de remplacer les cages en filet par des parcs clos. Cela aurait sûrement des résultats positifs sur les stocks de poissons sauvages, en plus de contribuer au développement d’une approche en aquaculture plus sûre pour l’environnement et pour les consommateurs.

Représentations :
While there may be a number of causal influences on the decline of the Fraser River salmon, there is evidence that open net fish farming, in particular, poses hazards for wild salmon and may be a primary factor. To test this possibility, why not prohibit open net fish farming in areas frequented by the Fraser River salmon, and replace this practice with closed container fish farming? The results of this policy could, in time, provide valuable evidence regarding the Fraser River stocks: if they improve, then open net salmon farming is implicated. As well, replacing open-net with closed container aquaculture would give impetus to an emerging approach to the business of fish farming that poses minimal threats to the environment, and produces a product that is more heathful for humans than open-net farmed fish.

As a consumer, I will not buy, serve or consume farmed salmon available in Ontario, from BC or anywhere else, because of the load of toxins and anti-biotics they carry as a result of open-net farming practices. People I know who work in the salmon farming industry in Nova Scotia will not eat farmed fish for the same reason. Why not respond to the Fraser River salmon crisis with a solution that is likely to produce positive outcomes for wild fish stocks, as well as aiding the development of an approach to aquaculture that is safer for the environment and for consumers?

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Nom: Thomas Chan

Date de création: June 22, 2010

The devastating effects of fish farms now impacting BC wild salmon populations have long since been predicted by concerned scientists and others worldwide, as co-witnesses to the parallel destruction of Norwegian, Scottish, Irish, and Chilean fisheries alike.

We, as responsible Canadians and British Columbians, cannot sit idly while entire generations of our critical wild salmon resources are permitted to disappear -- at the interests of profit-oriented foreign multi-nationals, and to the detriment of our ecology, our wilderness, and the many livelihoods which rely on those resources.

We must take critical preemptive measures to prevent further impending damage, and remove these probable sources of sea lice infestation, IHN, and other diseases and pathogens from our waters in the public interest.