Replacing ocean open-net pen fish farms with land-based aquaculture is necessary to protect wild salmon that have important ecological roles, including being a climate regulator.

Breaks New Ground in Vancouver!!

Costco Vancouver - at BC Place - was the scene of a very dynamic rally :
~ First Nations and Allies - from Chilliwack and metro Vancouver
~ captivating large groups of COSTCO customers - like never before!
Great work by SHIRLEY SAMPLES and EDDIE GARDNER.

Farmed Salmon BOYCOTT Rally

click to watch the   AMAZING VIDEO  

When Eddie Gardner, Stó:lō elder from Skwah First Nation, realized that net-pen salmon farms put wild salmon at serious risk he began organizing farmed salmon boycott rallies every month. The gatherings are peaceful, educating shoppers about the risks farmed salmon pose to their own health and to wild salmon.

Other communities are joining in simultaneous rallies throughout BC and across Canada. Join us by checking OUR CALENDAR.

BOYCOTT RALLIES ARE NEEDED

In Nov. 2013, Boycott Rallies began to occur simultaneously - coordinated in different communities of BC and all them targeting a local Superstore retail outlet for that date.

The Rallies continue to grow, across both BC and in eastern Canada (at various targeted retailers). To find the location nearest you, or to start a Rally in your area, check RALLY LOCATIONS.

RALLY LOCATIONS SPREADING

Everyone can pitch in and help us stop farmed salmon at the cash register!
Organize a Rally in your own community - it's not hard:

• Review and Agree to the Rally Pledge
• Plan your Rally, using our Rally Basics
• Make signs, posters, etc. using our Downloads page

START YOUR OWN BOYCOTT RALLY

 


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HOW TO RALLY

 

RALLY PLEDGE

  • I pledge to be respectful of the premises, the staff and the customers in the area of the rally I want to hold;
  • I am holding this rally in support of the wider movement to stop farmed salmon at the cash register and protect wild salmon, but this is a distinct and independent event;



RALLY BASICS
SELECT DATE AND LOCATION
If possible, select a big-box store nearby that sells farmed altantic salmon: Superstore, Costco, Walmart...
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most recent posts:

DSC_0347 2 The Broughton Archipelago – Carpet Bombed by Fish Farms - With the breaking news that the first published evidence that a European variant of the infectious salmon anaemia virus (ISAV) is present in British Columbia, the Wild Salmon Defenders Alliance responded with a press release and a rally at the office of the Department of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard in Vancouver on January 14,2016.
DSC_0049 Another Rally to Stop Ocean Farmed Salmon at the Cash Register - Members of the Wild Salmon Defenders Alliance were at Walmart December 19, 2015 once again! Consistent, regular action like this will help stop open-net fish farms at the cash register! We acknowledge and thank Shawn Baptiste who holds regular net-pen farmed salmon boycott rallies in Duncan, BC!

 
  • Ricky's Restaurants (70 locations)
  • Bravo Restaurant and Lounge
  • Jackson's Steak and Grill
  • First Nations Wild Salmon Alliance
  • Ch'iaqtel First Nation
  • Chawathil First Nation
  • Skwah First Nation
  • Neskainlith First Nation
  • Union of BC Indian Chiefs
  • The Waterwealth Project
  • Dr. Alexandra Morton
  • Dr. Claudette Bethune (Norway)
  • Dr. Anne-Lise Birch Monsen (Norway)