To all of you "so-called" Ministers
With the 13,094 people who have signed letters to you to protect the wild salmon I too stand with Alexandra Morton.
Not only because she is petitioning you to protect the wild salmon from fish farms, but because I live in Squamish BC.  For decades, I have tried to protect the Squamish Estuary from the Industrial/Commercial development allowed in the Squamish Estuary Management Plan.
High-density housing requires more infrastructures and the District of Squamish has plans for roads thru the Squamish Estuary.  The Squamish Chief Newspaper this week has one such story… front page and the Squamish BC transportation network of the OCP.
There is an old plan to dredge the Mamquam Blind Channel for the Cruise Ship business.
Presently the harbour is toxic with creosoted pilings that have decimated the herring population.
For the last 15 years, since the Federal Government stopped funding dredging, the Squamish Estuary has been restoring itself as silt has built up.
This silt is sandy, like the beach here was, decades ago.  Perfect for the MIGRATING SPAWNING SALMON and birds if allowed to become marsh.
The District of Squamish has been allowed to force the Industrial Commercial zoning of this IRREPLACEABLE ESTUARY thru the Squamish Estuary Management Plan.
The area with minimal protection west of the Squamish Terminals is soaked with oil because the District of Squamish allowed the berth on the west side of the Squamish Terminals.
There is now only 3% of the BC coast that is IRREPLACEABLE ESTUARY.  Not 5%, 3!
97% of the BC coast can be used for boaters and their pollution.
Please do not allow Dredging in the IRREPLACEABLE SQUAMISH ESTUARY.
The salmon and birds have nowhere else to go.
The boaters can GO!  Motor Boaters can park their pollution on land!
There’s money to be made from the salmon, the birdwatchers and beach-bums so it is best not to allow Motor Boaters in the IRREPLACEABLE SQUAMISH ESTUARY.  The film industry Loves Squamish BC and employs Me! 
Deb McBride
Squamish BC
Dear Minister of Fisheries, the Honourable Gail Shea and Premier Gordon Campbell,

I am writing to you again, as I have every week since the middle of February, to ask that you apply three sections of the Fisheries Act to the industrial salmon feedlots. I have not received a reply. The U.S. Organization Trout Unlimited has sent their own letter to you with 360 signatures on it.

They write:

…”we can no longer stand by and watch silently as this new salmon crisis unfolds.  We have begun to call on our legions of advocates to voice their support for the protection of British Columbia’s wild salmon and steelhead stocks before it is too late.”

Premier Campbell 13,094 people have signed letters to you on this issue but there remains confusion over your position on salmon farms.  You have suggested on your website that you do not intend to attempt to regain control of fish farms following my constitutional challenge which removed salmon farms to the Federal government. However, you have joined the Norwegian fish farm corporation Marine Harvest in their appeal challenging  this BC Supreme Court decision. Your actions contradict your words.

In a recent trip to Ottawa MPs and Senators asked me what you intend to do:

Appeal the decision
Abide by the decision

Please visit  to read the Trout Unlimited letter.

No one can understand why or how the salmon farming industry in Canada is allowed to operate outside the Fisheries Act which applies to everyone using the marine environment.

Alexandra Morton  
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