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Activist disappointed by DFO’s response to sea lion cull near Tofino

Clayoquot Action

Clayoquot Action visited Norway last year where from left. Clayoquot Action co-founder Dan Lewis joined Qwyatseek and John Rampanen [from Nuu-Chah-Nulth] , Tore Bongo, Beaska Niilas, and Kurt Oddekalv to deliver a petition against salmon farming. / Clayoquot Action

By Andrew Bailey, Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly News, April 13, 2016

Clayoquot Action co-founder Dan Lewis hopes a sea lion cull conducted at a local salmon farm has opened the West Coast’s eyes to the havoc he believes the salmon farm industry is wreaking on the region.

“I think the writing’s on the wall for this industry,” Lewis said.

“I’ve seen it happen before with logging. There is a shift that comes at some point where people realize this really is a problem, and it’s not going to go away unless we make it go away, and I think fish farming is right at the cusp of that right now.” Read the rest of this entry