Nov 5, 2017

#PortAngeles #WA and beyond: URGENT! Stop it! Event 11/8 5:30-8:30 Hearing re industrial ocean fish farming in Washington

The Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) is obviously not supposed to be in the Pacific. It is the largest of the salmon species and when loose can be aggressive towards other species. Industrial factory farmed fish are kept in dirty cages called net pens and in general suffer horribly throughout their lives and during slaughter (see Wikipedia note for details). Image: USFWS.
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From: Friends of the Earth <>
Date: Fri, Nov 3, 2017 at 7:10 AM
Subject: Stop industrial ocean fish farming in Washington

Help stop industrial ocean fish farming: RSVP to attend the hearing!
The corporation whose industrial ocean fish farm spilled more than 160,000 Atlantic salmon into Puget Sound is pushing to expand its operations in Washington State.
The catastrophic salmon spill continues to harm the health of our Sound and our native wild salmon. But Washington officials just permitted Cooke Aquaculture to move 1 million Atlantic salmon into another damaged net pen operation, and 2 million Atlantic salmon eggs into one of its hatcheries.
On November 8th, Puget Sound communities are coming together to stop industrial ocean fish farming in our waters by calling for a ban on net pens in Washington State. We need you with us!
What: People's hearing to stop industrial ocean fish farming
When: Wednesday, November 8th, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Where: The Landing Mall, 115 E Railroad Ave, Port Angeles, WA 98362

Click here to RSVP!
For over three decades, Washington State has allowed industrial ocean fish farming.
The farming of Atlantic salmon in net pens is especially troubling. It's resulted in massive viral outbreaks and large escape events like the one in August.
The result? Puget Sound is more polluted. The Pacific Northwest's wild salmon population is at serious risk of extinction. And corporations like Cooke Aquaculture have even more control
Join us to send a loud, clear message: that the residents of Washington will no longer accept this industry endangering our public waters.
After you RSVP, I'll send you talking points in case you want to speak at the hearing. I'll also be available for any questions you have.
Stand up to Atlantic salmon net pens this Wednesday: RSVP now.
Standing with you,
Hallie Templeton,
Senior Oceans Campaigner,
Friends of the Earth
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