Below is a link to an update on Alexandra Morton’s efforts to protect wild salmon from salmon farms. She has hope we will be successful, but it is now a race against extinction of some wild runs. However, so many people are involved now that wild salmon have a much better chance for survival.
On September 10, the real fight begins as her lawsuit with Ecojustice and a Namgis lawsuit are heard together in Vancouver to halt the dirty practice of transferring piscine orthoreovirus infected Atlantic salmon into salmon farms on the BC coast. This is against the law in Canada, and Alexandra Morton already won a case ruling that the Minister of Fisheries must screen farm salmon for this virus, but the Minister has chosen to ignore this decision.
“We have vessels hired by Marine Harvest following us everywhere, they have blacked out windows, more aggressive than smart for an industry on thin ice. However, a court ruling last week gave me permission to continue sampling near Marine Harvest farms, so the research into their impact continues.”
Sea Shepherd and independent biologist Alexandra Morton collect samples around the farm and explain the importance of doing so.