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Statement Opposing GE Fish

January 2014

No GE Fish Research, Production, Consumption in, and Export from, Canada

To protect the health and future of our food system and our aquatic ecosystems, we, the undersigned:

1. State our categorical objection to the introduction of genetically engineered (GE) fish into our food system;

2. Object to the raising of GE fish, whether in open netpens or land-based facilities, object to the production of GE fish eggs in Canada and their export from Canada to other countries, and object to the use of public resources for the research and development of GE fish;

3. We call upon Environment Canada to reject any request for permission to commercially produce genetically engineered fish or fish eggs;

4. We call upon Health Canada to reject any application for approval of genetically engineered fish for human consumption;

5. We call upon the federal government to stop any current risk assessments of GE fish.

Click here to sign your organization to the statement.


  1. ACORN (Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network)
  2. ACT for the Earth, Toronto
  3. Alternatives (
  4. Les Amies de la Terre de Québec
  5. L’Association coopérative d’économie familiale (ACEF) de l’Ile-Jésus
  6. L’Association coopérative d’économie familiale (ACEF) Montérégie-est,
  7. L’Association coopérative d’économie familiale (ACEF) Rive-Sud de Québec
  8. L’Association coopérative d’économie familiale (ACEF) Estrie
  9. L’Association coopérative d’économie familiale (ACEF) abitibi-témiscamingue,
  10. Beyond Factory Farming
  11. Big Carrot Natural Food Market, Toronto
  12. Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN)
  13. Centre de Femmes l’ÉRIGE, Québec
  14. Cetus Research and Conservation Society, British Columbia
  15. Cherryville Water Stewards, British Columbia
  16. Le Comité pour l’environnement de Hemmingford, Québec
  17. Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers, British Columbia
  18. Conseil de l’Eau Gaspésie Sud, Québec
  19. Conservation Council of New Brunswick
  20. Council of Canadians
  21. David Suzuki Foundation
  22. Earth Action, Prince Edward Island
  23. Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario
  24. The Eco-Cell at St. John’s, British Columbia
  25. Ecology Action Centre, Nova Scotia
  26. Edible Toronto magazine
  27. Environmental Coalition of Prince Edward Island
  28. Environmental Health Association of Ontario
  29. ENvironnement JEUnesse, Québec
  30. Équiterre, Québec
  31. First Nations Environmental Network
  32. Friends of the Earth Canada
  33. Front Door Organics, Ontario
  34. Fundy Baykeeper, New Brunswick
  35. Fraser Riverkeeper
  36. Georgia Strait Alliance
  37. Global Alliance Against Industrial Aquaculture
  38. Green Action Centre, Manitoba
  39. Greenpeace Canada
  40. Illusion-Emploi de l’Estrie, Québec
  41. Inter Pares
  42. Les Jardins de Gaïa, Québec
  43. JUST Community Market Co-operative, Manitoba
  44. Kairos Group Fort Qu’Appelle, Saskatchwan
  45. Knights of the Corner Table, North Vancouver
  46. Living Oceans Society
  47. MacKillop Centre for Social Justice, Prince Edward Island
  48. Nature Québec
  49. Pacific Orca Society/OrcaLab
  50. Parkland Sustainability, Saskatchewan
  51. PEI Citizens Alliance
  52. PEI Health Coalition
  53. PEI Watershed Alliance, Inc.
  54. Les potagers des nues mains, Québec
  55. Pourvoirie Falls Gully, Québec
  56. The Pure Salmon Campaign
  57. Réseau québécois des groupes écologistes
  58. Salmon Are Sacred
  59. Sierra Club of Canada
  60. La Société de Gestion de la Rivière Grande Rivière, Québec
  61. Society for a GE Free BC
  62. Solidarité populaire Estrie, Québec
  63. St. Mary’s Bay Coastal Alliance, Nova Scotia
  64. Stoney Creek Environmental Committee
  65. Superheros 4 Salmon
  66. Sustainable Environment Network Society, British Columbia
  67. T. Buck Suzuki Foundation
  68. United Church of Canada
  69. Union des consommateurs, Québec
  70. Union Paysanne, Québec
  71. Vigilance OGM, Québec
  72. White Rock Farmers Market, Surrey, BC
  73. Wilderness Committee
  74. Wild Salmon Circle
  75. Wild Salmon First
  76. Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty, British Columbia

Signatures are accepted on an ongoing basis. Click her to sign on. Or contact Lucy Sharratt, Coordinator, Canadian Biotechnology Action Network, 613 241 2267 ext 25

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