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Every year, millions of British Columbia’s wild salmon are killed in commercial fisheries in Alaska.

 

Fisheries in Alaska are scooping up Canadian salmon before they reach their home rivers to spawn. Meanwhile, B.C.'s salmon and steelhead have hit record lows. Bears and other wildlife are going hungry and B.C. fisheries are closed. First Nations are not meeting their food needs, commercial fishers are out of work and hard-working B.C. families can no longer catch a salmon to bring home for dinner. 

The solution is easy—Alaska needs to move its dirty interception fisheries away from areas where B.C. salmon are returning to spawn, to inside waters where Alaskans can still catch their own fish.

Give our wild salmon a chance. Stop the Alaskan plunder.

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“Our salmon can’t wait. We need to take a hard stand with Alaska, telling them large mixed-stock interception fisheries are a relic of the past, and must be eliminated.”   — Misty McDuffee, Raincoast Conservation Foundation

“Our salmon can’t wait. We need to take a hard stand with Alaska, telling them large mixed-stock interception fisheries are a relic of the past, and must be eliminated.”   — Misty McDuffee, Raincoast Conservation Foundation


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Every year millions of Canadian-bound salmon are caught and killed in Alaska's commercial fisheries. Meanwhile fisheries in B.C. have been shut down to conserve our depleted salmon runs. 

Alaska's interception fisheries near the B.C. border represent a small fraction of their total catch, but are having a devastating impact on B.C. These fisheries only exist to catch large numbers of Canadian salmon in Alaskan waters. 

Wild salmon face enough pressures. Alaska needs to move its dirty interception fisheries away from areas where B.C. salmon are returning to spawn to inside waters where Alaskans can still catch their own fish.

Tell our fisheries minister that it’s time to stand up for B.C. salmon. Please send your letter today!