This was a ground-breaking week with NBC News, CTV, Vancouver Sun and Globe and Mail reporting on problems with Norwegian industrial salmon farming and very disheartening news from DFO that we should not expect healthy wild salmon returns this year.
There was a significant legal decision and I received a graph which seems to portray the lice levels in the Grieg Seafood fish farm that we filmed in Nootka.
Next week the Federal Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans is formed. If we don’t get impact of salmon farming on their agenda the Norwegian fish farm industry will be successful again in degrading the Canadian Fisheries Act, to protect Norwegian interests at expense of threatening our salmon. So stay in close touch with your MP about this. They are hearing from a very well-run Norwegian lobby. We don’t have those kinds of funds, but we are much more numerous.
And if you have doubts about contacting your MP there is new research showing that the politically active are the happiest people!
I have put all these links on my blog, I know you will let me know if some don’t work…..http://alexandramorton.typepad.com/
Thanks to all of you,