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Tyee Poll: Do You Think Fish Farms Should Be Banned on the Pacific Coast?

Salmon activist Alexandra Morton has just released her telling book Not On My Watch, chronicling, and challenging — with resonant detail — salmon farming on the Pacific coast.

Comparing salmon farms to feedlots, she argues how the acceleration and mere continuation of fish farming on the Pacific coast will lead to species extinction. Disease among local salmon populations is rife, yet governing bodies are only now starting to come to terms with the impacts of fostering development with foreign investors.

As increasing devastation continues to signal alarms, big changes may finally be coming for open-net fish farms in our coastal waters.

With this in mind, we want to ask:

Do you think fish farms should be banned on the Pacific coast?

* Please note that all poll answers will be publicly viewable, but anonymous.

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Please note that Tyee Barometer polls are only intended as a quick and engaging non-scientific snapshot of our readers' opinions on various topics that fit with The Tyee's very broad editorial mandate. They are not intended to be seen as a representative sampling of BC opinion.

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