Event Title

Environmental Issues Facing British Columbia: Fish Farming and Oil Tankers in BC Coastal Waters

Speaker

Fin Donnelly

Streaming Media

Description

Fin Donnelly will discuss his work at the federal level on two major environmental issues facing British Columbia: the impact of sea lice from fish farms on wild salmon and the threat of oil tanker transport off BC’s north coast. Since being elected a year ago, Donnelly, a long time wild salmon advocate, introduced six private Member’s bills, including the Wild Salmon Protection Act (C-518), which upon becoming law would require harmful west coast fish farm operations to move to safe closed containment systems. He also introduced bill C-502, which would ban the transport of oil by supertankers in the Dixon Entrance, Hecate Strait and Queen Charlotte Sound and protect BC’s magnificent coastline and coastal waters, fish species, mammals and coastal communities. Fin twice swam the 1,400 km length of the Fraser River to promote sustainable living and stewardship of our rivers.

About the Lecturer: Fin Donnelly, elected Member of Parliament, New Westminster-Coquitlam & Port Moody, NDP Critic for Fisheries and Oceans

Document Type

Event

Start Date

25-1-2011 12:00 PM

End Date

26-1-2011 1:15 PM

Location

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Resource Type

Moving image

Title of Series

World Issues Forum

Genre/Form

lectures

Contributing Repository

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Keywords

British Columbia, Fish farming, Wild Salmon Protection Act

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Language

English

Format

video/mp4

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Jan 25th, 12:00 PM Jan 26th, 1:15 PM

Environmental Issues Facing British Columbia: Fish Farming and Oil Tankers in BC Coastal Waters

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Fin Donnelly will discuss his work at the federal level on two major environmental issues facing British Columbia: the impact of sea lice from fish farms on wild salmon and the threat of oil tanker transport off BC’s north coast. Since being elected a year ago, Donnelly, a long time wild salmon advocate, introduced six private Member’s bills, including the Wild Salmon Protection Act (C-518), which upon becoming law would require harmful west coast fish farm operations to move to safe closed containment systems. He also introduced bill C-502, which would ban the transport of oil by supertankers in the Dixon Entrance, Hecate Strait and Queen Charlotte Sound and protect BC’s magnificent coastline and coastal waters, fish species, mammals and coastal communities. Fin twice swam the 1,400 km length of the Fraser River to promote sustainable living and stewardship of our rivers.

About the Lecturer: Fin Donnelly, elected Member of Parliament, New Westminster-Coquitlam & Port Moody, NDP Critic for Fisheries and Oceans