David Suzuki says Howe Sound “being used as a garbage can”

As his Blue Dot tour winds to a close, David Suzuki spent much of Saturday espousing the need to clean up the Howe Sound.

“We’re using it as a garbage can, and the consequences for whatever is in the oceans is catastrophic,” he said after meeting with the Marine Life Sanctuaries Society, which has been advocating for more protected marine areas along B.C.’s west coast.

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“In 25 years of diving here, I used to schools of rockfish, then I saw individual rockfish, and now I see no rockfish,” says society member Roy Mulder.

Suzuki has been travelling coast to coast for the Blue Dot Tour, which he says will be his last major awareness campaign. The final event is November 9 in Vancouver at the Orpheum Theatre, and will feature Neil Young, Margaret Attwood and many others.

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Jeremy Hunka reports.

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