Clayoquot Sound . . . Keep it Wild!
The health of the global environment depends on intact ecosystems.
We act as peaceful and courageous advocates for all marine and terrestrial life in Clayoquot Sound. »Read More
Our latest newsletter is now available online (in colour!) and on paper around Tofino and BC. Click the image to download (PDF, 1.3MB). This bi-annual issue includes articles on:
> Ahousaht salmon farm eviction
> Is BC a climate leader or laggard?
> Hesquiaht say NO to logging
> Transition Town movement in Tofino-Ucluelet
Stunning news! Today the Maaqutusiis Hahoulthee Stewardship Society issued a press release announcing an end to industrial logging on Ahousaht territory. Here’s the historic release, plus a congratulatory reaction from the Clayoquot Sound Conservation Alliance.» Read More
At least 25 tonnes of farmed Atlantic salmon died in a 24-hour period last week, at the company’s Mussel Rock farm site in Clayoquot Sound. The company cites an unseasonable algae bloom for the sudden demise.» Read More
The newest salmon farm in Clayoquot Sound–Yaakswiis–had a life span of only two weeks, and never saw any fish before grassroots Ahousaht protesters forced its removal by its owner, Cermaq. This marks a first in BC and the world.» Read More
Wild Salmon appreciation week was a blast! There were kids’ games at the Saturday market and a Salmon Conservation celebration. We showed the salmon documentary The Breach. Tuesday’s Salmon Speakers Forum brought out not-the-usual speakers, and Wednesday’s wrap-up Performance Activism Expo was an evening funfest of all things salmon
(Full schedule at the link)» Read More
A new Atlantic salmon farm was just approved: Yaakswiis, off the east shore of Flores Island. But with the denial of another application, and the news that Yaakswiis will replace an existing farm, the number of farms in Clayoquot stays unchanged at 20. Ahousaht chiefs also announced a feasibility study for a land-based salmon farm on Meares Island.» Read More
Friends of Clayoquot Sound were part of a team of activists and First Nations warriors who took to the streets on May 27th to protest Imperial Metals at their Annual General Meeting. A FOCS board member attended the AGM to read a statement calling for Imperial Metals to allow First Nations voices to speak to the AGM. (Her request was denied.) Click for a full recap by new FOCS campaigner Jeh Custerra.» Read More