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OC: M-154 | Study on the situation of endangered whales | Karen Ludwig M.P.

42nd Parliament, 1st Session | M-154 | Study on the situation of endangered whales. That the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans be instructed to undertake a study on the situation of endangered whales and be mandated to (i) identify steps that could be taken to better protect and help the recovery of right, beluga, and killer whales, (ii) identify immediate and longer term improvements limiting the impact of human activities on each of these species and, by so doing, add to recovery efforts and to recommendations for new or enhanced actions, (iii) call expert witnesses on each of the species, hearing from those who might…

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Thank you, Hilary Franz – Commissioner of Public Lands! Our Sound Our Salmon

Our Sound, Our Salmon, is a coalition of 102 businesses and organizations, and an additional 11,500 individuals, who support a phase-out of the Atlantic salmon net pen fish farming industry in Washington. Our Sound, Our Salmon, and the undersigned coalition members - along with our members, supporters and volunteers - thank Hilary Franz, Commissioner of Public Lands,  for taking swift action to investigate and cancel the leases for Cooke Aquaculture's Atlantic salmon net pen operations in Port Angeles and the San Juan Islands.

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OC Makes Comment in Support of SB 6269 | Strengthening Oil Transportation Safety

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Being Part of the Solution – Helping the Endangered Southern Resident Killer Whale Population

January 2018   The endangered Southern Resident killer whale population is down to 76 members total across the three pods (J, K and L),  and they need all the assistance we can give them. While the situation appears critical -- it is not impossible to correct -- IF we all make some changes in our daily lives. NOW more than ever is the time to embrace doing YOUR part ...   What Can YOU DO? Stop Buying One-Time-Use Items Like Paper Towels Paper towels: use rags or towels instead. We buy paper towels largely because, well, because we’ve always bought paper towels. Use rags or…

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Defending the Marine Mammal Protection Act

Orca Conservancy was one of  108 businesses and organizations that signed onto a letter dated January 9, 2018 and prepared by Oceana.  The letter was sent to send a clear message to Congress to defend the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and urging its members to oppose HR 3133. (Thank you Oceana!) ## The Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) was enacted on October 21, 1972. All marine mammals are protected under the MMPA. The MMPA prohibits, with certain exceptions, the "take" of marine mammals in U.S. waters and by U.S. citizens on the high seas, and the importation of marine mammals and marine mammal products into…

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Act Now to Remove and Protect Puget Sound from Atlantic Salmon Fish Farms

Protect Puget Sound, Our Salmon, And Our Orcas -- Act Today!! Orca Conservancy is a member of the Our Sound, Our Salmon Coalition and we oppose Atlantic net pen fish farming in Puget Sound. Lately it seems all we talk about is salmon. Salmon, salmon, salmon. There's a good reason for this as the #1 food source of the remaining 76 members of the endangered Southern Resident orca population is.... salmon. No fish. No Blackfish. NOW is the time to act to protect our waters, our salmon, and our Southern Resident salmon eating orcas. While the legislature is in session,…

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#NatBio2018 — Free Educational Webinar — Join Us! — 2018 NATIONAL BIODIVERSITY TEACH IN

2018 National Biodiversity Teach In Speakers: The Ugly Truth about Canada’s open-net Atlantic salmon farms 9am CST | 7 am PST  Alexandra Morton, a biologist, has spent nearly 30 years in coastal B.C., raising her children, studying killer whales and doing her utmost to protect the area from salmon farming. Atlantic net-pen salmon farms arrived in British Columbia in the 1970s but began to proliferate by the late 1980s. By 2000, 90% of salmon farms in the province were Norwegian owned, and contain Atlantic salmon. Since then, the salmon farming industry has grown, notably in the Broughton Archipelago. Morton began to…

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Romane Simon – Doing Amazing Things and Giving Back

It’s no secret that taking time out of our busy lives to give back to our communities is a good idea — But for some, giving back is not only second nature but also their life’s work. Meet Romane Simon. I met Romane back in early November when she reached out to Orca Conservancy and wanted to help. Romane has always had a strong passion for orcas after seeing the movie "Free Willy" when she was a child, and it became her dream to see them in their natural environment. In early 2017, finding herself without a job and looking…

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Orca Conservancy opposes H.R. 200 and H.R. 2023 which would undermine the conservation provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act)

Northwest salmon have been threatened for decades, beginning in the 1940s when gold miners destroyed critical spawning habitat. Since then, overfishing, dams and culverts, logging, urbanization, and engineering of stream channels have contributed to further population declines for our region’s most iconic fish. No Fish - No Blackfish. Salmon declines spell disaster for endangered Southern Resident killer whales (SRKWs), which depend on abundant populations of Chinook salmon for their survival, social cohesion and reproductive success. Experts anticipate that climate change and ocean acidification will contribute to further significant declines in regional salmon abundance during the coming decades, impeding SRKW recovery.…

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Orca Conservancy joins 350Seattle expressing​​ ​support​ ​for​ ​JPMorgan​ ​Chase​ ​ceasing​ ​all​ ​financing​ ​of​ ​tar​ ​sands

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