The Wild Salmon Defenders Alliance demands that Federal and Provincial ministers uphold their responsibility for safeguarding wild salmon from the unacceptable risks posed by industrial harms.
Ministry of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) – 2018
DFO – Jan.29, 2018
“I appreciate the opportunity to clarify the reasons for Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s (DFO’s) proposed amendments to the Fisheries Regulations. In 2010 the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) amended it’s Health of Animals Regulations and Reportable Diseases Regulations to enable the implementation of the National Aquatic Animal Health Program (NAAHP)…”
DFO : Reply to WSDA
– Jan.29, 2018
WSDA – Nov.21, 2017
“We, the Wild Salmon Defenders Alliance, are writing to you today to insist that you do not abdicate your primary constitutional responsibility and duty to protect wild fish, to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). You must abide by the current Fisheries Act regulations, and finally accept to oversee the testing of farmed salmon for dangerous pathogens…”

BC NDP Government called upon to keep their Promise
WSDA – January 15, 2018
Removal of Open Net Pen Atlantic Salmon Farms from Broughton Archipelago
…the ‘Namgis, Musgamagw and Mamalilikala people have never given their consent to have fish farms in their territory over the past 31 years. These Indigenous people bear witness to the cumulative damage open net pen fish farm practices have caused to their wild fish and its marine habitat. We acknowledge and thank you for meeting with them last year to listen to their grave concerns. Since then, issues of conflict of interest in provincial labs and the release of blood water being pumped into the Pacific Ocean have surfaced… Although studies and investigations are important and needed, the application of the precautionary principle calls for an immediate removal of all farms in the migration routes of wild salmon.”

Federal and Provincial Governments
WSDA – August 28, 2017
Dear Premier John Horgan and Andrew Weaver,
It is now crucial to take a strong stand to champion the welfare of wild salmon and its habitat by removing open net pen fish farms from the Pacific coast, starting with one third of those illegally sited in Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw unceded territory…”
WSDA – August 6, 2017
Report on Violations – Illegal By-Catch in Fish Farms and Illegal Occupation of Fish Farms We urgently ask you to connect with Hereditary Chief George Quocksister Jr. and take immediate action to ensure these wild fish are released and to ensure the wild fish of B.C. are no longer trapped in salmon farms and put so carelessly at risk…”

Ministry of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO)
WSDA – July 7, 2017
“Thank you for your reply to my letter of March 14, 2017. The ‘strict regulations’ your department currently has in place are unable to contain the sea lice problem plaguing the expanding aquaculture industry. This is an out-of-control problem in Canada and around the world. In a June 12, 2017 letter to you, Dr. Alexandra Morton outlined this precarious situation…”
DFO – May 17, 2017
“In British Columbia, the aquaculture industry operates under some of the strictest regulations in the world. DFO’s Public Reporting on Aquaculture website outlines DFO’s regulations, management requirements, and monitoring activities, which are in place to ensure that the industry operates in a sustainable manner. Environmental management requirements include…”
DFO : Letter to WSDA
– May 17, 2017
DFO : Letter to WSDA – Feb. 14, 2017
Skwah First Nation to DFO – Oct. 17, 2016