LETTER: Eliminate farmed salmon, give native species a chance

I am deeply concerned about salmon farms and their toxic pollution (disinfection chemicals, antibiotic feed, general overfeeding, antibiotics, hormones, diseases, sea lice, neurotoxins, piscine orthoreovirus), spilling freely into the native/wild salmon migration routes and surrounding waters and ecosystems, seafloor, neighbouring herring spawning grounds/eel grass, clam beds and all the rest of fellow species who call these waters home.

This is no home for foreign, invasive, diseased, sick Atlantic fish. There would be only good things to come for all who live in and around coastal waters if we protected these waters and kicked them out of the ocean and give the native species a chance to make a comeback.

We desperately need this, and I am appalled this has been an issue for 30 years. The west coast is no place to allow foreign corporate fish farms to be risking B.C. wild salmon, the orca and the rest of the food chain, including us humans.

Why are they allowed to treat these beautiful waters like a dump zone?

We live, play and eat from these waters, along with all the other sealife. This needs to change. No more free dumping site for fish farms risking and leaving locals and the environment to suffer all the damages.

Krista Jorgensen

Nanoose Bay

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