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We need your help. If you would like to make a donation to support ADIMS and the work we are doing, you can use a credit card or donate via PayPal.

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Sign our petition:

Stop Geoduck Farming On Our Coast

Join us in our campaign against geoduck aquaculture in Baynes Sound, Lambert Channel, and beyond. We are petitioning Dominic LeBlanc, our federal Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, to reverse his decision to allow geoduck aquaculture on the BC Coast.

The text of the petition is below.

Stop Geoduck Farming On Our Coast

Fisheries and Oceans has not demonstrated that industrial geoduck aquaculture, either intertidal or subtidal, is safe to practice in the marine environment.

Unlike wild geoduck harvesting, both the intertidal and subtidal types of geoduck aquaculture introduce tons of plastic gear to the ocean and cover large areas of the seabed with netting and PVC pipes.

None of this plastic gear can be kept securely in place, and rapidly becomes derelict plastic trash: hazardous to wildlife and feedstock for toxins and microplastics.

The marine areas used by geoduck aquaculture are critical to the survival of other species like Pacific sand lance and Pacific herring, as well as salmon, eagles and blue herons.

In summary: geoduck aquaculture methods alter vital marine habitat and permanently contaminate the marine ecosystem with microplastics and toxins.

We ask Dominic LeBlanc to reverse his decision and stop industrial geoduck aquaculture on our coast.

Click to go to our petition @ Change.org

Join the annual beach cleanup

The beach cleanup we do every fall on Denman Island is an action that makes a difference in keeping plastic debris and microplastics out of our ocean.

Did you know that every year Denman Islanders collect 4 – 5 metric tons of plastic debris from our beaches? We’d appreciate your help. We get together in mid- to late-September – watch our News page, our Facebook page, and local media for announcements.

Check out Sussan Thomson’s video about the 2017 cleanup.

The cleanup here on Denman Island is organized as part of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanupthe largest conservation-based cleanup program in the country.

Learn more about the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup