Salmon travel from rivers to oceans and back. They travel in the hearts and minds of people. They are an amazing creature and their strength is astounding. A sockeye salmon will swim for thousands of miles for over a month without food to spawn in its home stream. Their spirit is inspirational and it knows few physical boundaries.
There are many humans – individuals and groups – that have become inspired by this amazing fish and they are fighting for the right of wild pacific salmon to exist in stable, well stewarded homes along the Pacific Coast in unpolluted, unthreatened waters. The following are some groups who are fighting alongside the wild pacific salmon:
Our Main Supporters:
False Creek Watershed Society:
The purposes of the False Creek Watershed Society are to provide education on:
- History – Natural and Human
- Education – Place Based
- Sustainability – for Urban Centres
- Culture – Local / First Nations
in the area of the False Creek Watershed which drains one third of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Boycott Feedlot Salmon:
Make no mistake: salmon “farms” are large-scale fish factories. These feedlots operate as intensive livestock grow-outs in the ocean with up to a million fish raised on a single site. For those concerned, the time to act is now! We have reached a tipping point and cannot stand idly by while our livelihoods and natural environments are destroyed by an industry that claims to be responsible and sustainable. A federal inquiry reported serious concerns that wild fisheries may be irreversibly harmed by industrial salmon feedlots. Together, we will stand up for wild salmon, lobster, and all that rely on the resources being destroyed by industrial salmon feedlots. Join Canadians from coast to coast and take action to send a message to big corporations and government: remove salmon feedlots from our oceans and the migratory routes of our wild fish.
Salmon Are Sacred:
The Get Out Migration was a call to action to make government aware that we want wild salmon to take higher priority than farm salmon. Farms belong on land. We walked from Sointula, at the north end of Vancouver Island, on April 23 and arrived in Victoria May 8, 2010. Hundreds of people walked portions of the trip, while 5000 of us joined together on the lawn of the Legislature in Victoria on the final day of the journey. This site contains the legacy of this trip and another one in October called the “Paddle for Wild Salmon” with lots more background information.
Salmon People – the Movie:
Please support this movie about the Migration and the Paddle in “Salmon Are Sacred”.
Calling residents of the Fraser River Basin,
Come out to meet the Wild Salmon Express (WiSE) on its 4000 km journey through the Fraser River Basin and your community this August, 2010. Come share salmon stories with us as we traverse the rivershed. Come join us near the road side and the rivers, and share and hear about the salmon initiatives happening around you.
The 2010 Wild Salmon Express will travel the Fraser River Basin from August 1 through Aug 31, 2010. These wild salmon supporters will cycle through the Fraser’s 13 sub-watersheds with a mission of connecting the voices, the stories, the knowledge, the concerns and the people who live near the waters of the Fraser River, enabling people to take concrete action based on watershed wisdom to promote the sustainability of salmon stocks for future generations.
Georgia Straight Alliance:
Wild Salmon Circle:
Farmed and Dangerous:
Sierra Club BC Chapter:
David Suzuki Foundation:
Greenpeace BC Chapter (Greenpeace was created in BC!)
Save Our Salmon:
Pacific Streamkeepers Association:
Rivershed Society of BC:
Stream of Dreams Mural Society:
Wild Salmon Supporters: