Podcast: Alexandra Morton on wild salmon, sick salmon & the Sea Shepherd

Alexandra Morton (@alex4salmon) is one of Canada’s most famous eco-activists. The best-selling author’s fight to save the west coast’s wild salmon attracted the attention of the Sea Shepherd Society and  launched Operation Virus Hunter – a mission to publicize Morton’s research into open sea salmon farms. Tune in if you care about oceans, orcas, salmon…

Salmon Farming Spawns Aboriginal Lawsuit Against B.C. Government

Reported by The Canadian Press through CBC News:  A Northern Vancouver Island First Nation is preparing a class-action lawsuit against the B.C. government, alleging nearby salmon farms are harming wild salmon stocks. The Alert Bay natives will release details of the planned class-action lawsuit Wednesday at a press conference in Vancouver. First Nations and environmental…

Help stop unsustainable salmon-farming in B.C.

Press Release from the David Suzuki Foundation: November 19, 2008 – Fish farm companies in B.C. are seeking approval from the provincial government to roughly double current licensed production on several farms in critical wild salmon migration routes such as the Broughton Archipelago and the northern Georgia Strait. Some farms could triple, quadruple, or increase…

B.C. suspends issuing licences for salmon farms

British Columbia will not issue new licences and tenures for finfish aquaculture, including salmon farms, on the central coast while it examines a new approach to managing the controversial industry. Salmon farms have been blamed for destruction of wild salmon stocks and have drawn ire from environmentalists and First Nations in the province. Agriculture Minister…