Andy Sinats to Christy Clark’s government: ‘Please refuse to place two new Fish Farms at Clayoquot Sound, or in any British Columbia waters.’

Say no to Clayoquot Fish Farm Tenure Application


This is the address for the comments for which the deadline passed, but you could respond anyway.
Obviously the fish farms will be around a lot longer than the too brief comment period
which no one knew about.

Subject: Say no to Clayoquot Fish Farm Tenure Application
June 18, 2011
Honourable Premier,  and to Whom It May Concern:
Please refuse the Tenure Application to place two new Fish Farms at Clayoquot Sound, or in any British Columbia waters.
The growth of the sea-lice problem due to permanent siting of Fish Farms is directly affecting wild salmon returns as well as
creating a hazard to the benthic community.
Emmatecin Benzoate is a pesticide and a neuro-toxin not currently approved for use in Canada, but prescribed routinely by special
exemption for Fish Farm use to combat sea-lice.
There is evidence of accumulation in sediments of copper from anti-net-fouling compounds. as well as from SLICE, the trademark name
of emmatecin benzoate. This disrupts crustacean reproduction as shown in scientific studies, and is reported by First Nations and others as killing clams and other sea-life in the around Fish Farms. (See also Dr. Nathaniel Scholz–Copper-induced reductions in juvenile salmonid olfactory response.)
The chemical regime required by Fish Farm operations is not sustainable, and is a threat to the health of Clayoquot Sound.
Sincerely Yours,
Andy Sinats
Victoria, BC
Director BCEN (BC Environmental Network),
Director STOP (Society Targeting Overuse of Pesticides)
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One Response to Andy Sinats to Christy Clark’s government: ‘Please refuse to place two new Fish Farms at Clayoquot Sound, or in any British Columbia waters.’

  1. goyodelarosa says:

    I fully support Andy Sinats’ letter opposed to the proposed two new fish farms in Clayoquot, and furthermore, I am also opposed, like Mr. Sinats, to all proposed new open net fish farms on our Pacific coast.

    I am a Clayoquot arrestee, having been arrested at Kennedy Lake Bridge, in the largest civil disobedience action to that date.

    I still believe that we must secure all of our old growth forest heritage for its own sake, and we must put the farmed fish industry into closed containment on land.

    I therefor endorse the following proposed environmental policies of the BC FIRST PARTY:

    A BC First “Inland Closed Containment” policy for coastal fish farming that provides incentives and credits to businesses to facilitate the changeover.

    A BC First / Federal government cooperative plan to restore our wild fish heritage that will allow BC more input and oversight into our province’s fisheries to greatly enhance fish habitat and our system of wild fish hatcheries.

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