I am writing to let you know we are gathering digitally to protect wild salmon.
Five thousand years ago the Broughton Archipelago generously supported thousands of people. Its natural contours create the perfect conditions for clams, salmon, herring and seaweeds. As long as their culture protected the fish, the people thrived building communities, a society, Nations
Legally the Broughton Archipelago is fish feedlot-free and we are informing government of this.
We can reach out to the people in the industry and help them without giving up what is vital to the future of this coast. Norway is protecting their wild salmon by creating salmon farm-free zones. Why would we do less? This is not a petition, it is a peaceful, powerful, massive digital gathering to stand and tell government according to their own laws Broughton is salmon feedlot – free and we expect them to honour this by removing the equipment. You can sign the statement below by clicking on the web address below and pass this email on to all the wild salmon people you know. Alexandra Morton
Out of respect for the law of this land, the Broughton First Nations and future generations, we recognize that the land tenures under the salmon feedlots in Broughton belong to the people of British Columbia. The municipal government sits outside the archipelago and so do not live with the impact of industrial feedlots. Therefore, we take this initiative without them. We the under-signed affirm that the region known as the Broughton Archipelago (between and including Kingcome and Knight Inlets and west through Drury Inlet) is salmon feedlot-free. We call on the leaderless Province of British Columbia to honour this reality that they created and remove feedlot equipment from Broughton so that wild fish can thrive in these waters to the benefit of all.
To support this movement please visit salmonaresacred.org