Salmon

1 LNG Plant vs. Hundreds of Millions of Baby Salmon
Industrial development on Lelu Island threatens the Skeena salmon that our communities and cultures need to survive. People from Prince Rupert to Burns Lake depend on Skeena salmon for food, economy, and culture.
 
Petronas is an energy giant owned by the state of Malaysia. The company is proposing the Pacific NorthWest LNG plant on Lelu Island – this is the Skeena Estuary where hundreds of millions of salmon gather twice a year. Petronas has altered their plan, but any industrial development in this area will destroy Skeena salmon habitat.
 
All five species of salmon use Flora Bank at the mouth of the Skeena River to transition from freshwater to the salty seawater.

5 WAYS PETRONAS’ LNG PLANT THREATENS SKEENA SALMON


1. Pacific NorthWest LNG will destroy eelgrass that baby salmon use for safety as they travel down the Skeena River and prepare for life in the Pacific Ocean.

 

2. Major industrial construction will disrupt the natural ecosystem in the estuary.

 

3. Huge pylons to support the LNG facility would interfere with the delicate balance of Flora Bank and the natural processes that hold it in place.

 

4. Construction will stir up toxic chemicals that are buried in the sand and contaminate the food harvested in this area, including salmon, halibut, crabs, clams and seaweed.

 

5. Up to 350 massive LNG tankers would arrive at this berth every year causing further disruption to marine life in the Skeena Estuary.