Clayoquot Action will be travelling to Norway this January to put pressure on Norwegian salmon farming giant Cermaq. We’ll deliver a clear message: get your polluting fish farms out of the pristine waters of Clayoquot Sound!
The team: Joe Martin of Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations, John Rampanen from Ahousaht and Kelsemaht First Nations, and Bonny Glambeck & Dan Lewis from Clayoquot Action in Tofino. You can help send us north of the Arctic Circle to Alta, to attend a wild salmon conference where we’ll meet with the President of the indigenous Sami Parliament and build alliances with the cutting edge of Norway’s wild salmon movement. Then on to Bergen, the global capital of salmon farming, to meet Norwegians working to get salmon farms out of Norway’s waters, and to the capital of Norway to deliver a petition from Alexandra Morton asking Norway to divest from dirty salmon farming companies.
Salmon farming is a global industry based in Norway. It’s time to develop a global response to protect wild salmon. This trip will link indigenous people from Canada and Norway, and environmental advocates from both countries as well.
This project is two-thirds funded thanks to Mountain Equipment Coop and a private donor. Now we need to raise another ten thousand dollars to cover the cost of travel to and within Norway. Please visit our Indiegogo page to make your contribution!
Local businesses in Tofino have generously donated some fantastic perks to help raise the needed funds. Perks include stickers, art cards from local artists, t-shirts, limited edition prints of Tla-o-qui-aht artist Joe David’s Salmon People, limited edition giclee reproductions of Leanne Hodges’ Clayoquot Wolf painting, and a Tofino Getaway package including two nights beachfront accommodation, gourmet meals, and adventure outings. Check out the perks here.
Opposition to salmon feedlots in Clayoquot Sound is growing. The momentum has begun. It’s time to pull together to remove salmon farms from the waters of Clayoquot Sound. You can be part of this!