To the Editor,
Re: Foreign fish farming doesn’t belong here, Letters, Sept. 8.
Any fish farming on our waters should be banned, period. All of these contaminated fish growing operations have been allowed to make millions, with the blessing of the Liberal government. Please don’t group the NDP in with those folks. In the 2002 election, the NDP suggested it would put a stop to that practice, and the whole top of the Island past Courtenay voted them out.
Sure we need jobs, but we also need to protect our ecosystems and all that flourishes here. Our salmon and other marine life are in danger today, like never before. This time around, I hope a less greed-filled government can come in and make the changes that this province has needed for 15 years.
P.S. The First Nations on-land fish farm in the Port McNeill area is a success that needs more spotlight and applause for their innovation and wisdom.