SPEAK UP FOR SALMON
Tell the BC government you want a transition to salmon aquaculture in closed-containment tanks on land, not expansion of ocean feedlots that harm wild salmon.
Ask the BC government for transition to land based closed containment salmon farming
More About Salmon Farming
Defend Wild Salmon
In the 1980s fish farms began to threaten our wild salmon stocks. Now Clayoquot Sound has one of the highest densities of salmon feedlots on the BC coast.
Read and Share the FOCS Winter 2023 Newsletter!
The FOCS Winter Newsletter is here shedding light on the major issues in Clayoquot Sound and beyond as well as getting a glimpse of the work we have been doing over the last several months, including updates on our campaigns.
The Future of Wild Salmon is at Stake: Have Political Leaders Abandoned the Backbone of the Coast?
Salmon are under threat. Evidence presented at the Clayoquot Salmon Roundtable’s Marine Risk Assessment workshops in 2022 makes it unequivocally clear that every year salmon farms are left operating in the near shore (which is where salmon farms are in Clayoquot Sound), the viability of the wild salmon stocks are adversely impacted.
DFO Enabling Cermaq to Expand Salmon Farm Size in Clayoquot Sound While Wild Salmon Are Threatened with Diseases and Parasites from Farms
The Government Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) quietly approved the expansion of 3 Cermaq salmon farms within Clayoquot Sound. The total expansion size – at Millar Channel, Bawden Bay, and Dixon Bay – add the equivalent of an additional salmon farm.
Supporting Salmon Protection, Education, and Celebration Clayoquot Salmon Festival Returns in Person
In September we returned with in person events for Clayoquot Salmon Festival after 2 years of having the Festival online during the height of the pandemic.
Clayoquot Salmon Festival: September 3 – 10, 2022
Salmon play an integral role for coastal livelihoods, cultures, and ecosystems in Clayoquot Sound. Celebrating this magnificent species is what inspires Friends of Clayoquot Sound to organize the annual Clayoquot Salmon Festival!