Dear citizens of Norway please divest from DIRTY SALMON.
Norway recently divested its enormous sovereign wealth fund from dirty coal and oil. What about dirty salmon?
Most of the BC salmon farming industry has its head offices in Norway. We are asking Norwegians to divest from these companies to inspire this industry to mature and clean itself up.
Norway is a country of high moral standards, they choose the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates. Norwegians are trying to protect their wild fish from this industry too.
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Salmon farming was born in Norway and Norway is engine behind it. The head offices of the BC fish farm industry are in Norway where scandal and accusations surround this industry.
After a massive escape of Norwegian fish farm full of North American steelhead into the fjords near Bergen, Norwegian politicians began suggesting it's time this trouble-ridden industry got out of the ocean - to protect wild salmon and the industry itself.
Deaf to the rising controversy, the Harper government, just announced Canada would lock up sites on the BC coast into 9-year salmon farm licence terms. This up from single year terms. The industry claims this is essential to keep investors, but when you look at who is invested in salmon farming, you see Statoil, a ex-Norwegian who is a billionaire and US and Norwegian banks. This money never makes an appearance in Canada, even though BC pays for the impact of tons of industrial fish feedlot effluent daily per farm.
Eastern Canada is also in uproar over salmon farming because the Harper government is downgrading the Fisheries Act to allow the industry to use de-lousing chemicals that impact lobster - Canada's biggest fishery.
"We want to nip this in the bud, we want to raise the consciousness of this issue right across the country. Pesticides in fish farms may be necessary from [the aquaculture industry’s] standpoint, but they're absolutely damaging from the standpoint of coastal communities, of the wild fisheries," said Lamont [Tangier Lobster], one of 120 people who have united in their fight against the proposed changes and sent an open letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper. CBC News
What can We Do About This?
Ask Norwegians to divest funds from dirty salmon.
Don't eat it.
If it has white stripes - it's farmed salmon, please don't eat it until it gets out of our global oceans.