On Thursday, January 18, 2018, just after 8:30 am, Saanich Police arrived at the 4200 block of Commerce Circle to find chains on the front doors at the Office of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
Officers spoke with two women who were seated in front of the main entrance of the building, who said they were drawing attention to the practice of open-pen farmed Atlantic salmon in BC waters.
The women informed the Officers that they had placed the chains on the doors, locking the employees inside.
Arrested for Mischief
The women agreed that if they were arrested for mischief they would peacefully give the key to Officers and go with them.
After a discussion, at around 9:00AM, the women were arrested for mischief and the chains were removed from the doors.
It’s anticipated the women will be placed on conditions not to attend the property on Commerce Circle and appear before the courts at a later date.