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e-463 (Fishing industry)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Alexandra Morton from Sointula, British Columbia, on July 6, 2016, at 3:23 p.m. (EDT)
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C-228, An Act to amend the Fisheries Act (closed containment aquaculture)
Closed containment aquaculture
Environmental protection
Wild salmon
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the House of Commons

Whereas:
  • West Coast wild salmon are under threat from disease, pollutants, and sea lice originating from open net-cage fish farms;
  • In 2015, the Federal Court of Canada ordered Fisheries & Oceans Canada to stop granting licenses that allow transfer of disease-carrying farmed salmon into ocean net pens without Ministerial oversight;
  • Over 80% of B.C. farmed salmon appear infected with the highly contagious piscine reovirus associated with heart disease in salmon;
  • West Coast wild salmon support over 9,000 coastal community jobs, cultural traditions, and complex ecosystems, including contributing to coastal forests, which produce the oxygen we breathe;
  • Canada can become a world leader in safe and reliable closed containment fish farming on the West Coast; and
  • Fin Donnelly, MP Port Moody-Coquitlam, introduced Bill C-228 to protect West Coast wild salmon, an Act to amend the Fisheries Act (closed containment aquaculture), requiring West Coast finfish aquaculture to transition rapidly from harmful open net-cage fish farms to safe and reliable closed containment facilities.
We, the undersigned, Residents of Canada, call upon the House of Commons to to protect West Coast Wild Salmon by supporting Bill C-228.
Port Moody—Coquitlam
NDP
British Columbia
Petition presented to the House of Commons on December 2, 2016
Government response tabled on January 18, 2017
Open for signature : July 6, 2016, at 3:23 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : November 3, 2016, at 3:23 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
282
British Columbia
5855
Manitoba
58
New Brunswick
36
Newfoundland and Labrador
78
Northwest Territories
10
Nova Scotia
73
Nunavut
1
Ontario
518
Prince Edward Island
4
Quebec
122
Saskatchewan
29
Yukon
10
Other Countries
67
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