3 days ago
All along the Pacific Coast, life has relied on herring for thousands of years. Archaeological records from up to 10,700 years ago show incredible abundances, and herring bones have been found consistently in ancient village sites from Puget Sound to Alaska. At the beginning of next month, @fisheriesoceanscan is allowing over 20,000 tons of herring to be removed from the Salish Sea - that's approximately 130 million herring. This number could feed 100 humpback whales all summer, or up to 900,000 10lb Chinook for a year.
If DFO is trying to save Southern Residents, how can they allow this amount of Chinook prey to be removed to feed farmed fish, aquariums, and livestock? If fisheries management is so good, why is there only one viable commercial herring fishery left? Let's not let Jonathan Wilkinson and Fisheries and Oceans allow herring to suffer the same fate as Atlantic cod, which "sustainably managed" to virtual extinction.
Sign the petition to suspend the Georgia Strait fishery at the link in our bio under "Speak Up for Pacific Herring - Petition". And look out for more actions to take for this #BIGLittleFish next week.
Happy #WorldWhaleDay. 📽 @sealegacy
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