Fin in the House: Presenting a petition to #SaveWildSalmon and transition to safe, land-based closed containment

Fin Donnelly Port Moody—Coquitlam, BC

Mr. Speaker, I rise to present a petition called “Saving Wild Salmon”. The petitioners are mostly from Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

The petitioners say that Canada, B.C. in particular, is well positioned to become a world leader in closed-containment salmon aquaculture. Canada needs to invest in a safe, sustainable industry to protect Pacific wild salmon, maintain employment, develop new technologies and creates jobs and export opportunities.

The petitioners therefore call on the Government of Canada to immediately transition this harmful industry to a safe land-based closed-containment industry.