Salmon Coalition to Launch Fish Farm Ad Campaign at Summit


April 13, 2007 (Smithers, BC) – First Nations don’t want fish farms in northern waters. That’s the message of an ad campaign being launched April 21 by Friends of Wild Salmon, a coalition of First Nations, community groups, and sport and commercial fishermen.

The launch will be part of the coalition’s Salmon Summit 2, to be held next week in Terrace.

“Among First Nations in the Northwest, there is a resounding consensus that we don’t want this industry in our waters,” said Friends of Wild Salmon chair Gerald Amos. “We need the BC government to hear and respect this message, and we expect this ad campaign will help achieve this.”

With the help of generous donations, the coalition plans to place full-page ads in the Globe and Mail and Vancouver Sun, as well as regional newspapers. Through its website, the coalition is soliciting donations to run the ads in additional media outlets.

“We have already had a tremendous response to the ads,” said Amos. “People are very motivated to protect our wild salmon and welcome the opportunity to help us spread the message.”

Salmon Summit 2 takes place April 21 at the Kitsumkalum Hall. The event features special guest speaker Joe Gosnell (former Nisga’a Nation president, Order of Canada recipient) and others. For more information, visit

Gerald Amos: (250) 639-6315
Pat Moss: (250) 847-9693 or (250) 877-9745 (cell)

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