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e-4120 (Fisheries)

Initiated by David Mills from Courtenay, British Columbia

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

  • A January report from a coalition of conservation organizations in BC raised questions regarding the impacts of expanding Alaskan salmon fisheries on wild Pacific salmon of Canadian origin. These questions have gone unanswered;
  • In recent years, Canadian Pacific salmon populations have steadily declined despite record expenditures by the Government of Canada;
  • American fishers are intercepting an increasingly higher percentage of BC-bound Canadian salmon; and
  • The 1985 Pacific Salmon Treaty was intended to prevent over-fishing, maintain salmon stocks, reduce the harmful impact of interceptions, and deliver benefits to each party equivalent to the production of salmon originating in its waters. These goals have not been achieved.
We, the undersigned, citizens and permanent residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to demand a renegotiation of the Pacific Salmon Treaty to address the expansion of Alaskan fisheries and other interceptions of BC-bound Canadian salmon.
Open for signature
September 15, 2022, at 12:07 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
October 15, 2022, at 12:07 p.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Brad Vis (Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon)
November 2, 2022 (Petition No. 441-00829)
Photo - Brad Vis
Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon
Conservative Caucus
British Columbia
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