BC Aquaculture Group Takes Aim at “Well Financed” Salmon Farming Critics; Delclare your support for sustainable salmon aquaculture in British Columbia
A grassroots group has launched a new website that calls into question the agenda and credibility of some salmon farming critics in British Columbia, Canada.
BC Aquaculture Group Takes Aim at “Well Financed” Salmon Farming Critics
A grassroots group has launched a new website that calls into question the agenda and credibility of some salmon farming critics in British Columbia, Canada. The website www.FarmFreshSalmon.org has been developed by Positive Aquaculture Awareness (PAA), a grassroots group of aquaculture workers and suppliers, and provides key facts about salmon aquaculture that are often ignored by well funded environmental groups.
“We are in the business of providing a healthy food for a growing population,” says PAA President, Cory Percevault. “Communication is becoming increasingly important as anti-salmon farming groups have had the ear of the public for far too long now.”
PAA was formed in 1998 to raise awareness of BC’s aquaculture industry and to challenge the myths about salmon farming. The new website provides key facts about aquaculture and questions the information provided by environmental groups, their funding sources and attached agenda. Areas of interest such as sea lice, closed containment and the health of farmed salmon are a key focus of the website.
“Salmon farming employs 6000 British Columbians and it’s important that their voices are heard,” adds Percevault. “The amount of misinformation on our business is shocking and we believe this new website is a good source of credible information on BC aquaculture and encourage those who may have an interest in BC aquaculture to visit this new website.”
Through the website Positive Aquaculture Awareness is asking for support for B.C. salmon farmers and provides the opportunity to sign a declaration:
"We, the undersigned, support Positive Aquaculture Awareness in promoting sustainable salmon aquaculture in British Columbia. Aquaculture provides well-paying employment for more than 6,000 British Columbians in coastal communities and First Nations, it takes pressure off of wild fish stocks, and plays an increasingly vital role in feeding a growing world population.
We encourage individuals and governments to stand behind farmed salmon—an affordable, heart-smart source of protein available year-round".
Aquafeed.com has signed the declaration and invites you to do so too. The new website can be found at www.FarmFreshSalmon.org