Salmon Farm Petition Results Summary

This petition is now closed . . .

“We, the undersigned, who are
concerned about the Skeena Watershed
and North Coast Region, insist
that the governments of
British Columbia and Canada
immediately place a moratorium on
any further expansion of
open net cage finfish farms
on the coast of British Columbia.”

A sampling from our petition signatories… in all there were almost 3000 signatures!

  • June Richardson signed, 04mar05 and says: When will you learn? Look at the European experience!
  • Prince Rupert Envronmental Society signed, 05mar05 and says: BC and Alaska have the world’s last millions strong wild salmon runs. Alaska bans fishfarms we should too.
  • Steelhead Society of BC, Bulkley Valley signed, 05mar05
  • Northern Halibut Producers signed, 05mar05
  • North Coast Sailing signed, 05mar05
  • Albacore Charters signed, 05mar05
  • Northern Trollers Association signed, 05mar05
  • Northcoast NDP Constituency Association signed, 05mar05
  • Eva Sweekhorst signed, 06mar05 and says: I hope I’m still able to catch some nice wild salmon when I’m grown up!
  • patrick van hal signed, 06mar05 and says: then the greatest steelhead in the world will be lost !
  • Brian Kean signed, 06mar05 and says: enough is enough! We can make a difference if we stand together. It is about time Commercial,sports and first nations found a common cause
  • Shelby Rayjmond signed, 22apr05
  • Kiim Turnbull signed, 22apr05 and says: It’s time the appointed stewards (government) stopped gambling with our precious wild salmon and get on with what science has shown to be necessary t
  • Erika Boulter signed, 22apr05 and says: Wild Salmon Forever – upon their backs do the Coastal ecosystems thrive!!
  • dave rice signed, 22apr05
  • Devina Brookman signed, 22apr05
  • Joshua Pearson signed, 23apr05 and says: “Washingtonflyfishing.com” Member
  • Anita Norman signed, 23apr05 and says: Give all wildlife a chance. Protect the salmon!
  • Salim Jamal signed, 23apr05 and says: Go Vegan =)
  • Don Weller signed, 23apr05 and says: Its ironic that I see this website and the issue of salmon as I was just planning a trip to Alaska or the Skeena system this late summer. If this is
  • Walter Wiese signed, 23apr05 and says: I am an American from WA, a state that has seen several devestating escapes of farmed Atlantic Salmon in otherwise great rivers, besides the sea lice,
  • richard lovin signed, 23apr05
  • Robert J. Lawless signed, 23apr05 and says: I vote in Canada with my bucks. I am a member of Washington Fly Fishing.com
  • Alan Dowson signed, 23apr05
  • Charles Justice signed, 23apr05 and says: It’s time the BC government listened to the people instead of the corporations. Wild salmon are a priceless resource. They support a way of life
  • john houghtaling-FLY FISHING PLUS signed, 23apr05 and says: I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR PUTTING MORE THAN $21,000 CAD INTO THE TERRACE/KITIMAT/VANCOUVER ECONOMIES ;EACH YEAR ; WHERE DO YOU THINK THAT MONEY WILL GO AFT
  • Raymond Makowichuk signed, 23apr05
  • RAYS FLY FISHING SERVICES signed, 23apr05
  • Richard L. Albrecht signed, 23apr05 and says: Fish Farms pose one of the geeatest threats to the unique Skeena fishery resource. STOP THEM
  • Elsi Makowichuk signed, 23apr05
  • Rob Wilson signed, 23apr05
  • Alan J. Cox signed, 23apr05
  • Rob Twiddy signed, 24apr05
  • Serena Debolt signed, 24apr05
  • Jasper Fishalot signed, 24apr05 and says: Why don’t you just dam the crap out of it while your at it
  • Dan Saprunoff signed, 24apr05
  • Randall Mackinnon signed, 24apr05
  • joezak signed, 24apr05 and says: to catch one wild salmon and release it is worth more then any fish farm
  • Gordon Peterson signed, 24apr05
  • Erik Roth signed, 24apr05
  • Kevin Juel signed, 24apr05
  • David Haeberle signed, 24apr05 and says: There are better way to farm salmon and it should not be at the expense of wild salmon. This is only looking at the short term not the long term solu
  • Randy Shea signed, 24apr05
  • Sheldon McLean signed, 24apr05
  • Dan Siemens signed, 24apr05
  • gordie herron signed, 24apr05
  • Dan McCauley signed, 24apr05 and says: KEEP IT WILD!!!
  • David B Hadden signed, 24apr05
  • dave palidwor signed, 24apr05
  • Ronne Ludvigson signed, 24apr05
  • Ken Kishiuchi signed, 25apr05 and says: Farms are for crops, not fish.
  • Dave Segal signed, 25apr05
  • Jill Long signed, 25apr05
  • Harry Tepper signed, 25apr05
  • Curtis Warren signed, 25apr05
  • Michael D. Levreault signed, 25apr05 and says: Fish farms Destroy habitat and endanger Wild stocks ask any responsible scientist (washingtonflyfishing.com)
  • Steve Buckner signed, 25apr05 and says: Given the plight of our native fish runs, we must do everything possible to protect what we have left and discontinue those practices that put our nat
  • David (Davy) Earl signed, 25apr05
  • Scott Harpell signed, 25apr05 and says: Snohomish, Washington
  • Jason Baker signed, 25apr05 and says: Thanks for your efforts!
  • Ron Eagle Elk signed, 25apr05
  • Eric DeJong signed, 25apr05
  • Hannibal Preto signed, 25apr05
  • Roger Baker signed, 25apr05
  • David Cravens signed, 25apr05 and says: “Real fish Don’t eat pellets”
  • David Cravens signed, 25apr05 and says: “Real fish Don’t eat pellets”
  • Jesse Clark signed, 25apr05 and says: Member of WFF washington
  • Ryan McCabe signed, 25apr05 and says: Seattle, WA
  • Kristin Torda – All About the Fly, Monro signed, 25apr05
  • Trevor J. Wilson signed, 25apr05
  • Nina Preto signed, 25apr05
  • Michael Eastburn signed, 25apr05 and says: member of washingtonflyfishing.com
  • Tim Cottage signed, 25apr05 and says: Endangering wild stocks with fish farms is not responsible resource management. I cannot continue to spend my hard earned, recreational dollars in a p
  • Dylan DePaulo signed, 25apr05
  • James A. Wallace signed, 25apr05 and says: member: WashingtonFlyFishing.com
  • Ian Mcknight signed, 25apr05 and says: The DFO has has been irresponsible and lied to the public about the effects of salmon farms for years, its time to act resposibly.
  • Matt Miller signed, 25apr05
  • Bruce R. (Skip) Young signed, 25apr05
  • louise preto signed, 25apr05 and says: thanks for the hard work – what is the problem with land fish farms and would they be viable on the BC coast?
  • Brendan Mason signed, 25apr05
  • Peter Zarter signed, 25apr05
  • Patrick Oens signed, 25apr05 and says: washingtonflyfishing.com
  • Eric Sewell signed, 25apr05 and says: Sustain natural resources for recreation, bussiness, and the health of B.C.
  • Logan S. Dunphy signed, 25apr05 and says: British Columbia has done a much better job protecting habitat and restricting harvest than the northwest U.S. (save Alaska)–it would be a shame to s
  • joyce l dickson signed, 25apr05
  • Chad Keller signed, 25apr05 and says: washingtonflyfishing.com
  • Chris DeLeone signed, 25apr05 and says: washingtonflyfishing.com & a member of the wild steelhead coalition
  • Allison Kaul signed, 25apr05 and says: Save Wild Steelhead
  • Michael Etgen signed, 25apr05
  • David Loy signed, 25apr05
  • Jerry Daschofsky signed, 25apr05 and says: from Washingtonflyfishing.com and also someone who fishes the Skeena
  • T. Buck Suzuki Environmental Foundation signed, 25apr05
  • United Fishermen and Allied Workers Unio signed, 25apr05
  • UFAWU – CAW Prince Rupert Shore Local 31 signed, 25apr05
  • UFAWU – CAW Prince Rupert Fish Local 37 signed, 25apr05
  • Rebecca Segal signed, 25apr05
  • patrick oens signed, 25apr05 and says: washingtonflyfishing.com
  • Graham Noble signed, 25apr05
  • Greg Gilliland signed, 25apr05 and says: washingtonflyfishing.com
  • Peter J. Carlos signed, 25apr05 and says: Member WFF. Reasons to NOT fish north of the border seem to be increasing.
  • Kent Lufkin signed, 25apr05 and says: Since salmon cannot speak or vote, we must act together on their behalf and in their best interests. Salmon farms accomplish neither.
  • Jay Chancey signed, 10may05
  • Christoph Nachtigall signed, 10may05
  • Silvia Valduga signed, 10may05 and says: learn from the past – just look what happened in northern europe!!!
  • Dr. Max Nachtigall signed, 10may05 and says: same shit – different continent……
  • Michael Drake Hogan signed, 10may05
  • Isabella Kirchauer signed, 10may05
  • ralph gaudio signed, 10may05 and says: elected officials should be responsible
  • DI Hannes Wutte signed, 10may05 and says: Real fish Don’t eat pellets
  • Dan Hartman signed, 10may05 and says: Let the Skeena remain wild.
  • John T. Rogers signed, 10may05 and says: We cannot allow this resource to be compromised.
  • William Mertz signed, 10may05 and says: Get the poison pens out
  • Markus Jordan signed, 10may05
  • Joseph E. Moloney signed, 10may05 and says: Save our wild fish for future generations. Please eliminate open net fish farms.
  • Old Remo Fishing Lodge signed, 10may05
  • Antar Pushkara signed, 10may05 and says: Restore wild salmon!
  • Robert Wade Finnegan signed, 10may05
  • John Ransone signed, 10may05
  • Michael W Hyneman signed, 10may05 and says: Here at the Konezone Trolling Flasher we value the resource. Just say No to Farmed Salmon!
  • Elena Landi signed, 10may05
  • Ryan Johnson signed, 10may05
  • Tristan Hendersen-Jones signed, 10may05
  • thomas guerreschi signed, 10may05
  • Dana Jon Lebeda signed, 10may05
  • Martin Getch signed, 10may05
  • barney currigan signed, 10may05 and says: please stop this clearly distrutive practice, our west coast salmon runs deserve better treatment
  • Mark Gibbons signed, 10may05
  • chris lane tiller signed, 10may05 and says: The Nimpkish need its run back .
  • Randy Simmons signed, 10may05
  • Jeffrey R Meyer signed, 10may05 and says: WHY FOOL WITH NATURE
  • Gary & Sharon Kish signed, 10may05 and says: Farmed salmon? NO THANKS! Keep BC waters clean & productive.
  • Jon Hussey signed, 10may05
  • Mike Engelmann signed, 10may05
  • Stephen MacKenzie signed, 10may05
  • DeWayne Welshons signed, 10may05
  • David Walker signed, 10may05
  • Eric Fenstad signed, 10may05
  • Tim Carrier signed, 10may05
  • Natalie Neman signed, 10may05 and says: As a registered biologist, I am concerned about the survival of wild salmon in the Skeena River Watershed if fish farms are allowed to expand their op
  • Jennifer Johnson signed, 10may05
  • Jim Andrews signed, 10may05 and says: Caught a salmon on a fly in the Skeena last summer. Please protect Skeena fish
  • James D. Andrews signed, 10may05
  • Heinz Georg Wiegel signed, 11may05
  • Andrea Egger signed, 11may05
  • Sebastian Egger signed, 11may05
  • Sebastian Egger signed, 11may05
  • Jason Pineda signed, 11may05
  • Enrico Larentis signed, 11may05
  • Charles Cooper signed, 11may05
  • Alfred Thiede signed, 11may05
  • graham mason signed, 11may05 and says: save our wild salmon! no more fish farms until proper research has been conducted
  • Troy Takasaki signed, 11may05 and says: go wild, the fish farms are wiping out our wild stocks
  • Leif Anderson signed, 11may05
  • Chantel Anderson signed, 11may05
  • JUSTIN MICHAEL MILLER signed, 11may05
  • Roberto Da Caprile signed, 27jun05 and says: stop it now !!!
  • Fabio Filippi signed, 27jun05
  • rita rinaldo signed, 27jun05 and says: save the wild salmon!
  • Michele Vigorita signed, 27jun05
  • monika mattivi signed, 27jun05
  • Andrea Eccheli signed, 27jun05 and says: freedom & salvation
  • Claudia Orlandi signed, 27jun05
  • ron de graaff signed, 27jun05
  • Luigi Dimitri signed, 27jun05
  • Corry Tremblay signed, 27jun05
  • Engels Gilbert signed, 28jun05 and says: Handen af voorwat nog leeft
  • vermaercke rik signed, 28jun05
  • Frank Melger signed, 29jun05
  • Thomas Cheney signed, 29jun05
  • De Gussem Christophe signed, 29jun05 and says: Stop this nonsens NOW
  • Rick Lee signed, 29jun05
  • studio architettura bressanone signed, 30jun05 and says: salvate le vostre ricchezze!
  • Tim Horneman signed, 30jun05 and says: Keep the salmon wild! And nature will pay you back. Even with dollars!
  • Pallaoro Andrea signed, 01jul05
  • James Wong signed, 03jul05 and says: I come to fly fish steelhead in B.C. because things are unspoiled, please don’t mess with mother nature for big monies.
  • Roy R. Mahabier signed, 03jul05 and says: Its a SHAME
  • Robin McKinley signed, 06jul05 and says: Read ‘A Stain Upon the Sea: West Coast Salmon Farming’
  • Letizia Leonardo signed, 07jul05
  • letizia leonardo signed, 07jul05
  • Robin McKinley signed, 08jul05 and says: Read ‘A Stain Upon the Sea: West Coast Salmon Farming’
  • Paul De Neef signed, 08jul05
  • Bryan M. Lee signed, 09jul05 and says: HOW CAN WE STOP THIS :
  • Wayne Delbeke signed, 10jul05 and says: Move to land based tanks
  • Marcel Thoolen , The Netherlands signed, 15jul05 and says: unbelievable, when do we learn ????
  • Tanya Nyakas signed, 20jul05 and says: Any person with common sense knows there is a natural order to the Earth and how it evolves…there is nothing natural about Fish Farming…open your
  • Upstream Adventures Guiding Services Inc signed, 24jul05 and says: Honestly, how can this ridiculous nonsense continue when the truth is known. The killing of wild salmon and polluting the environment is criminal. S
  • Fran Ross signed, 26jul05
  • Chris Conn signed, 27jul05 and says: Wild NOT Farmed!!
  • Gale Sampson signed, 27jul05
  • Mark Vegwert signed, 28jul05 and says: Save Wild Salmon & Steelhead-No more fish farms!
  • Judith Schultz signed, 29jul05
  • Barbara Van Duren signed, 29jul05 and says: Why can’t B.C. be smarter with their resources than the US? A thinking person tries to take note of others mistakes and not duplicate them!
  • Richard Artley signed, 29jul05 and says: Corporate America is destroying too many natural and wild things for money. This MUST stop.
  • Linda Sessine signed, 29jul05
  • Sandy Lynn signed, 29jul05
  • EDWARD CUBERO signed, 29jul05
  • David Modarelli signed, 29jul05 and says: Protect salmon, protect our world.
  • ROBERT STREBECK signed, 29jul05
  • steve baker signed, 29jul05
  • Paula Sjunneson signed, 29jul05 and says: Seattle, Washington
  • Neil Frazer signed, 13jun06 and says: You are saving the salmon farming industry from itself–eventually they will go to closed containment in order to save themselves from the disease the
  • Will J Wright signed, 13jun06 and says: Haven’t they learned anything from Brouton┬┐! This CANNOT be allowed to happen!
  • Barry Hay signed, 13jun06 and says: Profits go up when the salmon runs go down
  • Pat Archer signed, 14jun06 and says: We love the Skeena and don’t want fish farms which might harm the natural stock of salmon. It’s happened in Scotland and the natural population has d
  • Cory Hackett signed, 14jun06 and says: No more fish farms please!
  • C Wayne Dalzell signed, 15jun06 and says: No more fish farms for B.C. Phase out the ones we have ASAP. Please
  • ed stefanison signed, 15jun06
  • paul swacina signed, 16jun06 and says: The Skeena watershed is much to precious to be wasted by short sighted managment.
  • Judy Dietel signed, 19jun06 and says: “Please preserve the wild salmon, not ony for their beauty and their right to be here, but also for their healthy flesh–we no longer eat farm-raised
  • Matt Darrington signed, 22jun06
  • Theresa Drake signed, 23jun06 and says: Keep up the good work in defending our precious resource while it’s still here to defend!!
  • Joe Fehr signed, 25jun06 and says: Never understood why people can’t leave a good thing alone
  • Kurtis Weir signed, 02jul06
  • Amy Scott signed, 02jul06
  • DEARidley signed, 04jul06 and says: ENUFF!! Government, IT’s TIME TO STOP destroying our environment!! Stop favoring only those who have money!! Start listening to “THE PEOPLE” before
  • Sherry-Vaughn Lewis & Company signed, 04jul06
  • Melissa Meyer signed, 24jul06
  • Phillip Wolf signed, 26jul06 and says: I am not from the area but agree that the wild fisheries need to be saved.
  • Bradley W Thompson signed, 26jul06
  • First Nations Environmental Network signed, 28jul06 and says: Fish Farming is breaking the Sacred Hoop and Web of Life. It needs to end now before it is too late for the natural, wild salmon and all that depend
  • Steve Lawson signed, 28jul06 and says: We see fish farming as an unmitigated disaster, an experiment that has gone horribly wrong.
  • Susanne Hare signed, 28jul06 and says: We need to nurture our wild stocks of salmon to the place they were before logging, mining and other destructive elements like fish farming. Their ha
  • Bonnie Davis signed, 28jul06
  • Peter Vroegindeweij signed, 04aug06 and says: After the horrible effects salmon farms have had in Norway and Ireland any country should be very carefull allowing this practice.
  • Debbie Kinton signed, 10aug06
  • William E. Lombard signed, 16aug06
  • Lynda Edzerza signed, 16aug06 and says: Please do not kill our wild stock salmon. It is the main food source for the Aboriginal Peoples in the North West.
  • Gregory M. Connolly signed, 20aug06 and says: Please do not expand this farming, it is shortsighted and destructive. Greg
  • Michael James Mathis signed, 03sep06 and says: This is incredibly scary to me and boarders on eco terrorism
  • Lee Green signed, 22sep06 and says: There is no place for anything but closed containment fishfarms on the coast of BC. One only has to look at the wild salmon sotcks of Norway and Scotland to see the impact of this type of aquaculture.
  • Brian Wolfgang Becker signed, 29sep06 and says: I am here having seen both the beautiful Skeena River with my own eyes and having seen the documentry: Call From A Coast.
  • Michael Suchocki signed, 27nov06
  • Douglas Robinson signed, 05dec06 and says: save the skeena
  • Bert Brehm signed, 08dec06 and says: Farm raised and hatchery fish are an abomination.
  • Gary Keats signed, 15dec06
  • Jim Dobson signed, 19dec06 and says: cool site.
  • Barbara Watson signed, 30dec06 and says: Why won’t you listen to the people?
  • Brent Allen signed, 12jan07
  • Penny Stringer signed, 15jan07 and says: Don’t ruin a wonderful wildlife area and people’s livelihoods for $! Learn from mistakes in other areas.
  • Steve Kozak signed, 16jan07
  • Matthew Weymar signed, 30jan07 and says: Good luck.
  • Helen Drost signed, 07feb07 and says: The mighty Skeena is a world treasure as are the 1st nations from there
  • Kirk Larson signed, 09feb07 and says: A fantastic WILD beauty
  • Wilfred E. Bennett signed, 16feb07 and says: As a Tsimshian that has lineages in Kitkatla & Kitselas, I must oppose farms because our history is based on the use and respect for the salmon resource. We here in Kitselas have a story which emphasizes this. It is called
  • Derek Ogden Ingram signed, 04mar07 and says: No Fish Farms!!
  • Sandpoint Outfitters signed, 05mar07
  • John Flowers signed, 07mar07 and says: Save the planet.
  • Keith Allison signed, 17mar07
  • jon simms signed, 18mar07 and says: parisites are killing the wild salmon, excaped salmon foul the gene pools
  • Lelaina Jules signed, 22mar07
  • Janine J. Vaughn signed, 26mar07 and says: It’s nice to see a well organized website!
  • Jenny Jin signed, 30mar07 and says: Thank you for your devotion to our beautiful nature.
  • Lillian Ryan signed, 05apr07 and says: NO FISH FARMS, WILD FISH ONLY
  • Lisa LaRochelle signed, 05apr07
  • John Latimer signed, 05apr07 and says: Keep it real, keep it clean. Our water and fish is our life.
  • Kelvin Glen Morrison signed, 05apr07 and says: if you fram fish give it the homeless they need food
  • Mary T Haldane signed, 06apr07 and says: Because our people have maintained and thrived without farms for thousands of years.
  • Michelle Williams signed, 06apr07 and says: Wild Salmon is the best way to go, especially when it comes to pregnant women. Choose wisely.
  • Jo Ann Cooper signed, 06apr07
  • Chuck Kenlan signed, 06apr07 and says: Please don’t sacrifice this sustainable resource of the long term for the short term economic benefit for a few greedy companies.
  • Mary Elizabeth Russell signed, 10apr07 and says: NO NO and No to open net cage salmon farms! Government and the industry are obstructing the truth proven round the world– fish farms breed sea lice epidemics lethal to our young sea going Pacific salmon. We must not allow fishfarm expansion.
  • Joan Schinbein signed, 22apr07 and says: I firmly believe that this is an important message to send to our government.
  • Lisa Bland signed, 03may07 and says: Thank you for helping protect the last remaining wild salmon populations from the salmon farming industry. Listening to the science and applying the lessons from the loss of wild salmon in other parts of the world shows that taking action against fish farming is essential to preserve what is left of the wild stocks on our BC coast.
  • Ehsan Salmabadi signed, 11may07
  • J.D. GREEN signed, 11may07 and says: FROM REVELSTOKE FLY FISHERS SOCIETY
  • Bill Douglass signed, 11may07 and says: I like salmon fishing, not sea lice fishing!!!!
  • Steve Roskell signed, 12may07 and says: why the government won’t listen is beyond reason.
  • Stephen R Durkee JR signed, 17may07
  • Stephen R Durkee SR signed, 17may07 and says: There is no replacing wild salmon – no amount of farmed or hatchery fish can substitute for the original.
  • KENN P HYSTAD signed, 31may07 and says: THE MOUTH OF ALL MAJOR SALMON RIVERS ARE OFF LIMITS TO FISH FARM—FOREVER!
  • Paul Knowles signed, 11jun07 and says: Is there any rational reason to endanger successful, sustainable salmon runs to farm non-native salmon? No.
  • Cheryl Paavola signed, 15jun07 and says: My father has fished the Skeena for over 50 years; I’ve watched the fishery begin to disappear through my lifetime; let’s hope we’re not too late to prevent its extinction
  • Penry and Pat Archer signed, 20jun07 and says: Don’t do it!! They did it in Scotland and we’re lucky if we can catch one salmon in a whole weeks fishing. Even on the best rivers.
  • Jason and Lisa Smith signed, 29jun07 and says: Fishing is a very important part of BC, negative impacts on wild sotcks is not acceptable
  • Jason and Lisa Smith signed, 29jun07 and says: Fishing is a very important part of BC, negative impacts on wild stocks is not acceptable
  • Kirt Curell signed, 29jun07 and says: Don’t ruin a good thing!!!
  • Werner Schmalz signed, 29jun07 and says: I am a supporter of many Wildlife Associations: WWF, BCWF, Ducks Unlimited, Safari Club, ON Nature Federation, and many more. We must preserve what’s left of Canada’s once humongeous wildlife habitat.
  • Tim Clark signed, 29jun07 and says: Save the wild salmon, no more fish farms!
  • Brian Erickson signed, 29jun07
  • Hendrik Ravestein signed, 29jun07 and says: I have seem a reduction of will salmon stock in rivers inlet over the past 10 years and have seem a increased level of sea lice attached to salmon that i have caught attached to wild salmon Its Time The governments listen to the people who have first hand knowlwedge as to what we are witnessing
  • Denise Clark signed, 29jun07 and says: Haven’t we learned anything from the salmon farms in the Broughton Archipelago? Salmon farming is detrimental to wild salmon stocks.
  • petra reid signed, 29jun07
  • Marie Thompson signed, 29jun07 and says: We need to think of both this generation and the next in relation to protecting our salmon in BC
  • Bill Whitehead signed, 29jun07
  • Bill Whitehead signed, 29jun07 and says: We need wild salmon not farmed it is a shame the goverment in B.C. don’t give a sh1t
  • Klaus Flach – Fisherman’s #1 signed, 29jun07 and says: We don’t need any farming on the west coast at all ! Looking to Norway and the Europeens how much trouble they have. They killed the most of natural stocks with net farming in front of the rivers. Save our wild fish and all the nature here!
  • Jeff Knowles signed, 03jul07 and says: I have just moved from BC to Ontario. I know that what exists in BC is a beautiful thing and it will be lessened by the proposed farms. Please top messing with a perfect creation and the natural order of things to make another buck. Don’t sell out our kid’s heritage so some few can eat pasty farm-raised fish. Yuk.
  • Alina Pruner signed, 04jul07
  • Nicholas Johansen signed, 04jul07
  • Gary Major signed, 04jul07
  • Mark Mills signed, 23jul07
  • marco rebora signed, 03aug07 and says: Fish farms will kill every wild salmon BC has! The only solution is wild stocked hatcheries, don’t make the same mistake Scotland did!
  • Ron McMillan signed, 10aug07 and says: What is ‘supernatural’ about killing off a key species, the salmon, for the profit of foreign corps?
  • Ground Truth Trekking signed, 26aug07 and says: Walking and Paddling up the Pacific Coast, on a 9 month expedition to explore environmental issues. After 2 and a half months of trekking from Seattle, I’ve seen the most amazing salmon runs I’ve seen in all of B.C. on the Ecstall River (Skeena tributary). Salmon are an amazing resource, the keystone of the ecosystem, and suprisingly easy to decimate through human carelessness. Fish farms DO NOT belong here. Save what you have.
  • Gary Dodwell signed, 02sep07 and says: keep fish farms off the Skeena
  • Alexander Bushnell-Boates signed, 16sep07 and says: hey, i like salmon, peace
  • James & Melisa Makowichuk signed, 02oct07
  • Phillip Barry Thom signed, 24oct07 and says: How could someone so blindly put a place like the skeena Watershed at risk when There is so much information telling us not to do it. Please government, take a step back and do the right thing, do what everyone on the coast has asked you to do.
  • Chuck Hickey signed, 10nov07 and says: The Skeena is the mother of all wild fish Rivers. The Rivers that have felt the impact of fish farming have laid down a trail of facts. I pray that common sence will prevail.
  • matthew jackson signed, 26nov07 and says: why promote farmed when we can promote wild salmon and steelhead
  • Mr. Laurie Watt signed, 02dec07 and says: I am totally against open net-cage fin fish farms. We must persuade the B.C. gov’t to stop them.
  • Cliff Warburton signed, 08dec07 and says: salmon was there for 1000 generations replaced by corporations playing god , what next ?
  • Christopher Konchalski signed, 25dec07 and says: Wild salmon are worth more culturally as well as economically than the farmed variety. No more farms!
  • Raymond Clifford Chipeniuk signed, 22jan08
  • Arthur M. Collins signed, 07feb08 and says: We need to save them all, from the Klappan to Glory Hole.
  • Heather Darney signed, 20feb08
  • Derek Berschaminski signed, 23feb08 and says: We are very fortunate to share this fragle resource…..
  • Derek Berschaminski signed, 23feb08 and says: We are very fortunate to share this fragile resource…..
  • Mark Deitz signed, 17mar08 and says: Please save a couple salmon for me :-)
  • Ric Martin signed, 24mar08 and says: Everyone ! Please wake up !
  • Barry Clark signed, 26mar08 and says: I really hopes this hits the goverenment right in the face and wakes them up about this siutation because before they know it all the salmon are going to dissapear.
  • BoB & Elisha Flynn signed, 04apr08
  • BoB & Elisha Flynn signed, 04apr08 and says: open-net-cage fish farming should NOT be allowed
  • Kimi Hisanaga signed, 08apr08 and says: Enough is enough already – we have to make companies, big business and our governments responsable to the environment, and responsive to the public
  • ROY ZABOK signed, 10apr08
  • GAIL ZABOK signed, 10apr08 and says: SAVE OUR SALMON? DOWN WITH FISH FARMS
  • Darren Schmidt signed, 13may08 and says: I have fished the skeena for many years and hope that this petition will protect this world class fishery
  • John Dickson signed, 03jun08 and says: Fished the Fantastic Skenna a number of times. Dont ruin it forever. We did in Ireland ! Salmon & sea trout (similar to Steelhead) down 80+% in last 20 years because of Salmon farms, sea lice etc
  • Kevin McGarry Head of Tourism/Leisure No signed, 20jun08 and says: I FISHED THE SKEENA 4 YEARS AGO WITH THE CULPS ON A CATCH AND RELEASE BASIS. I WENT BACK TWO YEARS LATER TO DISCOVER THE MOST DISGUSTING BEHAVIOR BY SO CALLED ANGLERS. YOU HAVE SOMETHING VERY PRECIOUS…. WE DID ALSO IN IRELAND, UNFORTUNATELY WE ALLOWED THE DECEMATION OF OUR STOCKS AND NOW WE HAVE NOTHING. I CAN ADVISE ON HOW TO INTRODUCE MEASURES TO PROTECT THIS PRECIOUS SPECIES, IF YOU ARE INTERESTED
  • Jason Sutton signed, 25jun08
  • Darlene Cook signed, 11jul08 and says: The BC government must be held responsible for this devasting, destructive ecological disaster that has happened through their allowing these “fish farms” without proper ecological impact studies being done first. Money, Money, Money, again. The Broughton Archipeligo has 25 fish farms currently and the negative impacts on wild salmon migration, stocks, etc. is directly negatively impacted by the sea lice, not to mention our shellfish, halibut, etc. I mean really people, wild salmon have inbred migratory patterns making it the incredible fish that it is, fish farmed salmon swim in circles, eating meal, being fed, how morbid. We must get the government to be accountable to this fiasco, and soon
  • Kyla Neville signed, 16sep08 and says: the people are the government, protest loud and long to save all of our natural resources, money isn’t everything!!!
  • Roel Lentz, Holland signed, 24sep08 and says: Beautiful salmon and steelhead belongs to beautiful BC
  • Ed Brothers, Ph.D. signed, 06oct08
  • Robert Lamens signed, 22oct08 and says: Let’s save all of our natural resources before it is too late.

in all there were almost 3000 signatures!