In the Fall of 2019, we uncovered a mass die off at 2 Cermaq fish farms near Tofino. The company wouldn’t admit the die-off until we broke the story to the national media.
It’s been an eventful year for conservation campaigns in Clayoquot Sound. Please take a moment to check out a video summary of the year! Your support has helped make all this happen—thank you!
Clayoquot Action joins Cedar Coast Field Station researchers for a journey into Clayoquot Sound, where they look at the devastating impacts fish farm sea lice are having on wild juvenile salmon. For the third year in a row, these vulnerable young salmon are carrying fatal loads of lice.
We took a dive to see what was happening in Tofino harbour under the town’s largest fish farm processing plant. What we found was devestating.
A beautiful journey through Clayoquot Sound and Tofino. This is what’s at stake to protect.
Dan Lewis spoke at the Hornby Island Herring Festival back in March. His talk explores how open-net pen salmon farming harms wild herring.
Our report established the presence or absence of PRV on salmon farms in Clayoquot Sound. The results: we found 90% of Cermaq’s active farms were PRV-infected; 100% of Creative Salmon’s farms were infected as well.
2019 was an action packed year for Clayoquot Action. Check out some of the highlights of Clayoquot Salmon Investigations (CSI)—our salmon farm watch dog program. Citizen science gets the goods!
In June, Clayoquot Sound was faced with a toxic algal bloom. These are made much worse by nutrient loading from salmon farm sewage. It’s time to remove salmon farms from the coastal waters of British Columbia.
Kleco, Kleco to Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations elder Levi Martin for your prayer and to Tla o qui aht Tribal Parks coordinator Terry Dorward for your words and welcome.
Stó:lō elder Eddie Gardner says wild salmon are at the center of this storm. He spoke at the Victory Week-end celebrations on Burnaby Mountain, where Kinder Morgan was shut down through peaceful resistance. November 30, 2014
Get Wild! is an educational program with the goal of protecting wild salmon, by encouraging people to ask for and purchase only wild, not farmed salmon. Get Wild! recommends restaurants and food vendors here in Tofino that choose to serve exclusively wild pacific salmon
We discovered fish farm giant Cermaq had a mass die-off on four of it’s salmon farms north of Tofino in Ahousaht First Nations territory. Contamination spread for kilometres up the inlets in the Clayoquot Sound, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, putting wild salmon at risk.
18 days later and still DFO is no where in sight. The death toll has now surpassed 200,000 farmed salmon and the effluent is visibly affecting the surroundings.
Clayoquot Action’s Dan Lewis speaks to the crowd at the Burnaby Mountain Kinder Morgan pipeline resistance November 25, 2014.