While many of you were on vacation the federal government called for comments on their draft salmon feedlot regulations. They plan to allow salmon farm expansion without environmental assessments - they have not heard our concerns. This summer comment period made it difficult for many people to respond. Almost 7,000 of you have signed the letter I wrote and added many of your own comments. I will be pulling these together and send them to DFO tomorrow. If you would like to add your name/comments today please click or enter into your browser:https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?hl=en&formkey=dElVTFY0d1JqMGRYR2F6Vnp3QjEzRnc6MQ#gid=0
Many people have written their own letters to Ed Porter (DFO) who is accepting public input PAR-RPAdfo-mpo.gc.ca
If you want to read more about these proposed regs please go to "Critical Input Required" http://alexandramorton.typepad.com/
Some good news! Crown Lands cashed my checks to apply for three fish farm sites that are operating on expired leases in the Broughton. This means my applications are in their system and they recognize these tenures as expired and available.
It is going to be an intense two months. This Fraser sockeye run is a sign that we can still have these fish in our modern world.
Sign the letter to DFO today if you want to be on the list tomorrow, but we don't have to accept the closure of the comment period. You should write your MP about this anytime that you can.