Sometimes in the eco world we need to act fast. Now is one of those times.
As we at www.gaianetwork.net continue to form associations with any and all funding organizations who believe in our volunteer approach coupled with our no nonsense, no compromise stance in defense of the oceans… the salmon farming issue is coming to a head in Canada and we can, and will help.
We now have a trawler in Oxnard, and will be moving it up the coast by the end of the month visiting friends and promoting the fact that open pen salmon farms are not for the oceans, wild salmon, native cultures, or even the humans who believe the myth…
Anyhow until we get set up in what we hope will be our most effective course of action, we are moving forward and need your help. EVERY DIME is tax deductible and will go to running the boat. It will serve the oceans in association with First Nations tribes.
Peter Jay Brown
GAIANetwork’s Hawaiian reef protection campaign beginning the winter of 2018 .
For three years I have been actively organizing diverse groups to focus on protection of Hawaiian reefs. I was asked to do this under the direction of Snorkel Bob and Mike Long… I continued as I do on my own The campaign will have many parts, all co- ordinated for success and International attention.
GAIANetwork’s “Save the Wild Salmon” campaign will focus internationally on local activism by individuals and groups united for wild oceans. We will bring their actions together into an international movement.
WORLD SALMON CAMPAIGN CO-ORDINATION: Canada
SUMMARY: Goal to organize world co-ordination against OPEN-PEN Salmon farming focusing on British Columbia/ Washington state summer 2018.
Campaign Leader: Peter Brown
I began research into the industrial aquaculture business in 2014.
The assignment was to organize grassroots activists around the world to participate in an international conference on Industrial Aquaculture planned for spring 2016. A donor wanted me to listen and learn so that we could ultimately mount a successful campaign in 2016 and beyond…
I did just that. I have travelled to over a dozen countries enlisting grassroots activists worldwide to form a sort of professional association of individuals and groups united for wild oceans. Global Association of Industrial Aquaculture Network, or GAIANetwork for short, was to be launched at the conference but no one turned down the offer to join.
GAIANetwork has already helped Alexandra Morton win her lawsuit against the DFO in Canada. We helped set up monitors for sea lion kills and have been writing PSAs to help publicize the issue in Canada. In 2015 one Canadian Fish Farm was removed and another not approved for development thanks to the opposition. In 2017 First Nations warriors took over an illegal farm in BC that we hope will be the beginning of the end.
2018 Wild Oceans Salmon Campaign
We have purchased and are presently prepping a trawler to headquarter our summer campaign and add a real presence and focus for First Nations actions… Hopefully going viral and removing these destructive practices from the oceans once and for all.
There are many great on-site activists, and GAIANetwork will supply the platform to run a first class media campaign in support of local efforts up and down the coast.
After the huge escape of non-indigenous farmed salmon in Washington State, there are bill in the legislature today to ban the practice all together.
WE NEED TO SUPPORT THAT.
CANADA can be next and we need to take the fight there next summer. A well equipped boat will do that. We will provide the little extra expertise and talent and platform to push the issue over the top.
We were also planning a Internet media campaign and Public PSAs in California as much of the exported Canadian salmon is consumed in California. I have been trying to find a local AD agency to help. I will line up celebrities. We were hoping to make the Canadian-US campaign co-ordinate with International campaigns already in various stages of development.
GAIANetwork supported, and helped fund Don Staniford’s campaign in Scotland last month that received fairly good press in the UK. We helped with some funding and I directly asked for help through social media. My 35+ years record with Sea Shepherd and other groups helped tremendously. Don is extremely active and needs support.
We have secretly been researching the introduction of marine mammal products into Norwegian salmon feed. We think it is happening in Canada with seals, and we suspect it is happening in Norway. We have a scientist following the scientific papers on the subject published over the internet, and an ex-EPA investigator is helping follow what evidence we discover. I feel that if we can prove our suspicions, farmed fish will have a black eye forever, not to mention all the broken import/export laws the industry will have to contend with. Americans will not eat whale fed salmon, but sources for Omega 3 are running out and they need to get it somewhere.
In 2017 I was instrumental in helping to organize Sea Shepherd’s effort in Canada before I was removed from my position due to politics. “I was being too aggressive…”
My hope that First Nation’s actions would create an international issue were correct, and this summer we will sail our own vessel and press home the point!
Salmon 2018 Budget:
Trawler purchase: PURCHASED 2018
We are seeking an artist to paint it up so it attracts attention where ever she sails. I’ll put enough tech gear on board to be able to stream live video from remote areas. We will remain at sea all summer and fall allowing the research/tech ship MV/Wii Seeks to make a difference.
Captain: Peter Brown
Talent: Entire GAIANetwork Team
Basic Equipment donated
TIME FRAME: June to October 2018
Trawler : purchased, being prepped in Oxnard , Ca.
BUDGET: We are looking for a total of $50,000. To run the entire campaign for the entire summer! Every dollar will be well spent wisely.
We are working with local activists toward a wild future by being a useful part of the solution to Salmon Farming in North West.
Let’s not learn the lessons of Norway and Scotland where their wild stocks went extinct as their National exports of farmed meat flourished.. Poof gone! There was little or no thought of the future.
Working budget: break down available, but all donations will be accepted, and if you wish to volunteer, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Salmon Campaign Donation
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Video links – 2017 the proof is in the water
Millie discovers dead fish
Our leaders have spoken
Discover Dying Salmon in DI
Awahoo Eviction letter
Fish farm Eviction Notice MD
Police enter U’Kwanalis
Farmed salmon deaths exposed
Bluerage Films Inc. was set up in 1994 to work in conjunction with the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in order to establish a media presence for International anti-driftnet campaigns. Over the years we have managed projects around the world from a couple of thousand dollars to one million+ dollars.
Today we hold one of the most substantial video archives on the last 30+ years of the environmental movement. BRFilms has supplied media free of charge to media outlets and filmmakers around the world. Since conception we have been on the forefront of International ocean issues. Our successes include helping stop the killing of dolphin on Ikki Island Japan, the killing of dolphin in tuna nets, the elimination of high seas driftnet fishing in the Pacific and Atlantic, the prohibition of factory fishing on the Grand Banks, the condemnation of capturing marine mammals for entertainment, and the exposure of killing Mantas in Mexico, poaching in the Galapagos and around the Cocos Island. We were one of the first to expose the real disaster of the BP oil spill in the Gulf, the first to stream the Taiji dolphin slaughter LIVE, and even streamed LIVE from Antarctica. In 2015 we set up reef cameras in Hawaii to help control tropical fish poaching and continue to work in this area.
In 2015 we launched an international effort to unite grassroots activists to help organize actions against Industrial Aquaculture. We recently renamed Bluerage Films Inc., to Global Association of Industrial Aquaculture Network: GAIANetwork. net . A small US based headquarters provides administrative, organizational, and media support for an international association of grassroots anti-Industrial Aquaculture activists. The Network is growing daily.
We plan to supply five essential services to groups and individuals.
1. Coordination of a unique international NGO network, and informational clearinghouse for Industrial Aquaculture opposition.
2. Collection, testing, and translation of scientific information for general public consumption.
3. Promotion of public awareness through the international media to the health and environmental destruction from farming the oceans by supplying a link to media celebrity endorsements and campaigns to take back the PR war.
4. We will bring activist, and scientific assets unavailable to the small organizations already in the fight .
5. Tactical and strategic consultation on actions to be undertaken locally, and promoted internationally.
Industrial Aquaculture is capitalism gone crazy. We are fighting a well established billion dollar industry with government support and promotion. I feel we can win. I am an experienced ocean activist who was asked in 2016 to figure out a way to slow down the cultivation of the worldâ€™s oceans. After a year of research I can say that the farming of fish is one of the most destructive practices I have witnessed in my 30+ years protecting the oceans. The business threatens coastal eco-systems, wild fish stocks, plus the corporations are fooling the public in thinking they are eating healthy food…. The business is growing, and we need to stop them before it is too late, and wild oceans are no more.
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