Salmon supporters from all backgrounds will be hitting the water to raise awareness for their cause this week. Dignitaries, politicians, First Nations leaders, and members of the general public will be canoeing down the Fraser River from Hope to Vancouver starting on October 19th in support of the protection of wild salmon. The trip will end in a rally at the Vancouver meeting of the Cohen Commission where supporters will “emphasize the detrimental effect of fish farming on wild salmon.”
“We are at a crossroads when it comes to wild salmon in B.C.,” Grand Chief Clarence Pennier and president of the Sto:lo Tribal Council said in a press release. “We need to take the right fork in the road. Hopefully the paddle will bring more awareness to the plight of the wild salmon. The paddle will also demonstrate that there are lots of people who want to see wild salmon protected by switching to land-based fish farms.” … [read full article]
For full details of the week’s salmon support activities, go to the Salmon are Sacred website .