Protecting salmon is necessary.
Already, we have restored the protections the previous Conservative government gutted during their decade of mismanagement (Bill C-68). Climate change, over-fishing, and diseased Atlantic farmed salmon in open net pens are threatening the health of Wild Pacific Salmon. That’s why Alistair and the NDP have a plan to:
- Remove open-net farms from wild salmon migration routes.
- Designate March 18 as “National Sustainable Seafood Day”. (Motion M-27)
- Support the transition to the use of closed containment facilities and to protect the jobs and financial security of workers in that sector. (Bill C-228)
- Provide funding for coastal infrastructure adaption projects.