Get Out Migration:

“Government has ignored its own studies on salmon farming since 1989. This is exactly how we lost the food security, thousands of jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars that the North Atlantic cod brought to Canada.  “We in BC do not intend to play out this tragedy again,” says Alexandra Morton, “government must support the families dependant on this industry as it is removed from the ocean onto land.”  
On April 16, 2010, the Department of Justice (DOJ) had to instruct DFO to lay charges against Norwegian fish farm company Marine Harvest, for unlawful possession of wild salmon and herring.  “This offence was reported to DFO last year, why did it require the DOJ to lay a straightforward charge?” asks Morton. “If we want wild salmon, British Columbians need to send government a very clear message this nonsense is over, get salmon farms out of the ocean and let Canadians reinvent this industry on land.”

The Get Out Migration has spread to other towns. For details

There will be public events scheduled in:

– Quadra Island (27th April)  

– Campbell River (28th April)

– Courtenay (29th April)

– Fanny Bay (30th April)

– Big Qualicum River (1st May)

– Qualicum Beach (2nd May)

– Lantzville (3rd May)

– Nanaimo and Gabriola Island (4th May)

– Ladysmith (5th May)

– Duncan (6th May)

– Sidney (7th May)

– Victoria (8th and 9th).  

Other Migrations around BC are taking place in:

– Lillooet (22nd April)

– Adams River (24th April)

– Tofino (25th April)

– Prince George (3rd May)

– Lumby (8th May)

– Paddle for Wild Salmon down the Fraser River leaving Hope on 28th April and arriving in Sidney on 7th May.
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