Wake up and grab your camera

Dear Editor

Wake up Comox Valley residents. Get out your cameras.

Dear Editor

Wake up Comox Valley residents. Get out your cameras.

Your chance to eulogize our local beautiful seascape heritage is fading fast.

The K’ómoks First Nation’s Salish Sea Farms Ltd. is about to decimate this beauty with plastic pipes and nets for geoduck cultivation. Google images will show you what our shores might look like if this is allowed to go ahead.

There are now six new applications for sea cucumber and geoduck farming. To view where those aquaculture farms will be, visit friendsofbaynessound.wordpress.com. These are unusually large applications encompassing over 1,200 acres of our shores.

Local, provincial, federal and foreign governments are very supportive of development of this industry. Business and development are their mantra.

There is little independent valid information as to what impact this development will have on natural sea life (on the top, middle and bottom of the sea), aquaculture already present, tourism and the appreciation and enjoyment of the beaches in our Valley by all who live here.

The voice to oppose this development is yours. Let your opinion be heard now before it is too late. Visit the friendsofbaynessound.wordpress.com website to give direction to your opinion or contact your regional district, provincial and federal elected representatives directly.

The natural ecology and beauty of our waterways and beaches in the Comox Valley is a valuable heritage to pass down to our children. It should not be sacrificed to industry for the monetary benefit of a few.

David Riddell,

Comox Valley

 

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