OUR SOUND OUR SALMON: Since 2017, Native Fish Society has been an active member of the Our Sound, Our Salmon campaign (link to: www.oursound-oursalmon.org) and a coalition led by Wild Fish Conservancy to end commercial net pen aquaculture in Washington's Puget Sound. Our Sound, Our Salmon is a broad-based coalition of 100+ organizations and businesses and tens of thousands of individuals throughout the northwest working to raise awareness of the risks commercial net pens pose to wild salmon, orcas, and the greater health of Puget Sound.
As a member since the launch of the Our Sound, Our Salmon coalition, Native Fish Society helped successfully advocate for Washington's 2018 landmark law phasing out all Atlantic salmon net pens from Puget Sound, supported efforts to protect wild fish from an exotic virus being amplified and spread by net pens in Puget Sound, and we continue to take action to stand in solidarity with British Columbia's First Nations protesting net pens operating in their traditional waters without their consent. In 2020, we are continuing to work with this dynamic coalition on a brand new campaign to address a new threat in Puget Sound.
OUR SOUND, OUR SALMON LAUNCHES THE TAKING BACK OUR SOUND CAMPAIGN
Native Fish Society is continuing to work with the Our Sound, Our Salmon coalition on a new campaign-- Taking Back Our Sound-- to prevent Washington's commercial net pen industry from moving forward with a new proposal to continue polluting and profiting in Puget Sound.
But, this new proposal will not go unchallenged. Taking Back Our Sound is a campaign to engage the public in a movement to take back our waters from the commercial open water net pen industry, to protect the northwest's wild fish and the greater health of Puget Sound's ecosystem for the use and benefit of all.
Visit the Our Sound, Our Salmon website to learn more.https://www.oursound-oursalmon.org/taking-back-our-sound)
Sign the Taking Back Our Sound petition calling on WA's Commissioner Of Public Lands Hilary Franz to end commercial net pen aquaculture & restore Puget Sound for the benefit and use of all.
Sign the Petition here: https://www.oursound-oursalmon.org/taking-back-our-sound-petition)