Tell government leaders to close the commercial capelin fishery immediately.
Capelin are a keystone forage species found off the coast of northeast Newfoundland. These small schooling fish are a vital part of the food chain and serve a critical role in the health of the Atlantic Ocean ecosystem. Humpback whales, cod, puffins, and other wildlife depend on capelin for survival. However, they are critically depleted as a result of overfishing over the last three decades.
We must act now to rebuild this capelin population that so many lives depend on. SeaLegacy and Only One are joining forces with Oceana Canada to ask all of you to lend your signatures and take action now to change the future for capelin. The Canadian government will soon decide whether to continue overfishing capelin, and the time to act is now.