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Wild salmon in Clayoquot Sound are rapidly sliding towards extinction—only 2 Chinook salmon returned to spawn in Tofino Creek last year. We’re working hard to save wild salmon!
Fish farms are having major impacts on wild salmon populations. But momentum is building to get salmon farms out of Clayoquot Sound. We need you to help to make this happen.
Clayoquot Action is a longstanding defender of what makes this place so special. Our founders have over 35 years experience in local waters.
Support this campaign to help keep Clayoquot Sound wild and majestic. These are salmon forests. We are salmon people.
Clayoquot Salmon Investigation (CSI) is our salmon farm watchdog program. During COVID the Department of Fisheries has cut monitoring, making this grassroots program more important than ever before. And now, Cermaq (a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corp.) has towed a new experimental fish farm into Millar Channel near Ahousaht, posing new threats that must be monitored and exposed.
Retrieving farmed fish samples from Cermaq’s Hydrolicer on a fish farm near Tofino
Our fish farm monitoring program, Clayoquot Salmon Investigation (CSI) gets out on the water near Tofino. We keep an eye on this polluting industry, which otherwise operates out of sight, out of mind. We’ve been able to expose stories which no-one would have heard about, such as mass die-offs, viral outbreaks, sea lice epidemics; and we get those stories in the news to build political pressure.
Our Going Viral project (powered up by our 2019 Indiegogo!) was able to expose the fact that all but one salmon farm tested in Clayoquot Sound was contaminated with the deadly Norwegian Piscine orthoreovirus (PRV).
We travel deep up Clayoquot Sound, year-round in all weather, to collect samples and monitor what’s happening on the ground. This year, we’ll be paying special attention to the new experimental farm, and how we can minimize its threat to wild salmon.
Your donation will power up CSI by putting gas in volunteers’ boats, chartering boats when necessary, sending samples to the lab for testing, and helping with the costs of equipment and video production to help spread the word.
Donate generously and get great perks in return!