Dear Minister Shea
Many people are concerned about the state of wild Pacific salmon and whether your Ministry is doing enough to maintain these fish. The reports that the Fraser sockeye maybe infected with a retrovirus is disturbing and alarming. We, the undersigned, believe your Ministry, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), has the responsibility to do everything possible to identify what this virus is, where it came from and if its’ affect can be reduced. To that end we are writing to inform you that we want DFO to do a genomic analysis and appropriate tests on farm salmon, both Chinook and Atlantics, for retroviruses. We also ask that you do everything possible to confirm the identity of this potential virus. Fraser sockeye are an important food source to thousands of people.
This is the only responsible action that you can take. There is no good reason to avoid this investigation. We need to be able to move past this. I let people know they could join me in making this request to you. Here are their comments and names
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