Monday October 29th, 2012 is the intended release date of the final report of the Cohen Commission, which is the federal inquiry created to investigate the collapse of the Fraser River Sockeye. After 3 extensions and much controversy comes the final report, which is a process that started in October 2010. While many people have lost faith in the ability for the levels of government to protect our fish, this report is the manifestation of the Canadian democratic system. As much as this is about fish, this is one test of multiple dynamics; Political, Economic, Social, Cultural and Spiritual, etc. To many, salmon is a lifeforce; it is a true gift, one that is likely more complex than any human intelligence can comprehend.
In the meantime, the Wild Salmon wait to see what all the fuss is about. I believe they know the absolute truth through every aquatic moment, drop by drop.
The fish were here first.
In my genuine belief, I desire a view of the river abundant with healthy wild fish. I have observed with my own eyes that Wild Salmon are a food supply for our common ground and can fuel our beautiful human imagination. Keep an eye on the fish and the rest will reveal itself in the time it needs to.
A NO-SALMON Potluck Barbeque – APRIL 1 2012.
Imagine a world where we no longer have Wild Salmon. Open-Net Farmed Salmon retailers try to tell us that Farmed salmon actually saves Wild Salmon, however they are having the opposite effect.
There are many alternatives than to eat destructive Farmed Salmon. educate yourself to only eat sustainable species or alternative proteins in our Diet.
Support Wild Salmon Habitat and ECO-System education and restoration programs in your community.
Host a Barbeque event in your community and celebrate Wild Salmon In addition, send in your favourite No-Salmon Recipe and it could get in a No-Salmon Fundraiser Cookbook. Remember when you shop tell your local grocer what you think of Farmed Salmon.
Post your recipe on our facebook event pafe. If it get selected we may even may make a video of you making it and it will get on Shaw TV, email occupywildsalmon(at)gmail.com
You care for what you know. Consume the responsibility of the Long Term Survival of Salmon
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
> March 13, 2012
> DFO LEAK SPELLS TROUBLE FOR FISHERIES MANAGEMENT
> OTTAWA – Today in Question Period, NDP Fisheries and Oceans critic Fin Donnelly questioned the Minister on plans to make sweeping changes to section 35 of the Fisheries Act, essentially stripping habitat protection out of the legislation.
> According to a leaked document released by a former DFO employee, the Harper government may be planning to dilute the habitat protection provisions of the Fisheries Act. The Conservatives may delete habitat protection from Section 35(1) of the Act. According to the source, they plan to ram this change through using the Budget Omnibus bill.
> “At a time when the government should strengthen habitat protection, the Conservatives plan to gut one of the strongest environmental laws in the country,” said Donnelly. “These changes will set Canada back decades.“
> “The Conservative government is systematically dismantling environmental protection and regulation,” said Donnelly. “By eliminating provisions to protect fish habitat, they can push through their agenda of pipelines, oil super tankers, mega mines and other projects that harm the environment.”
> “With the stroke of a pen, this government could wipe out decades of progress and condemn future generations to clean up the mess they’re making. It’s reprehensible.”
Letter from Otto Langer..
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen in the Media, Elected Offices, ENGOs, First Nations, Fishery Groups:
Attached is a PRESS RELEASE on a very urgent matter. I have received a leaked document originating from the political level in the Harper government that indicates that Cabinet is planning to water down the habitat protection provisions of the Canada Fisheries Act by deleting habitat from Section 35(1) of the Act i.e. the section dedicated to protect fish habitat across Canada.
I believe this is of worthy your interest in that it has comes from a reliable source in Ottawa and it fits into the Harper government agenda of watering down our overall approach to protect our environment at a time in human history that we should be doing a better job in protecting our environment for future generations in the face of ongoing and relentless industrial and human pressures on our ecosystems that make life possible on this planet.
To make matters worse, I am informed that this amendment to the Fisheries Act will not be made available for consultation and it is to be slipped through Parliament by tagging it onto the Budget Omnibus Bill that is due by the end of the month.
I have added a short bibliography of my qualification so that you can see that I have some expertise in this area and I should not be labeled an ‘eco-terrorist’ or something else of this sort as as been the pattern over recent weeks when you challenge the Harper government’s undermining of the health of our environment.
Otto E. Langer 604 274 7655
See PDF attachment here:
Langer Press Release