Saturday, November 07, 2015

Clayoquot Sound Defenders to Norway: Taking Fish Farm Fight to the Source

Clayoquot Action is Heading to Norway

by Clayoquot Action

There is quite a buzz around Tofino these days—people are excited by the recent victory of the Ahousaht First Nations who evicted Cermaq’s new salmon farm from Yaakswiis. There is a feeling of momentum and a dawning realization that we will be able to get these industrial feedlots out of the pristine waters of Clayoquot Sound, just like we put an end to clearcut logging back in the day.

There’s also a buzz around Clayoquot Action’s next mission: we’re travelling to Norway this January to put pressure on Norwegian salmon farming giant Cermaq. We’ll deliver a clear message: get your polluting fish farms out of the pristine waters of Clayoquot Sound!

The team: Joe Martin of Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations, John Rampanen from Ahousaht and Kelsemaht First Nations, and Bonny Glambeck & Dan Lewis from Clayoquot Action. You can help send us north of the Arctic Circle to Alta, to attend a wild salmon conference where we'll meet with the President of the indigenous Sami Parliament, and build alliances with the cutting edge of Norway's wild salmon movement. Then on to Bergen, the global capital of salmon farming, and to the capital of Norway to deliver a petition from Alexandra Morton.

This project is two-thirds funded thanks to Mountain Equipment Coop and a private donor. Now we need to raise another ten thousand dollars to cover the cost of travel to and within Norway!

We've set up a Indiegogo crowdfunding webpage. You won't believe the amazing perks that Tofino businesses have donated to help us raise the funds. Take a look at them here.

The momentum has begun. It’s time to pull together to remove salmon farms from the waters of Clayoquot Sound. You can be part of this!

Thank you.

For the Earth,
Dan Lewis
Executive Director

P.S. Please donate this weekend to help boost us on Indiegogo so more people will see our page.
P.P.S. Let's grow the salmon circle. Thank you for sharing our Indiegogo widely with your friends and family!

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