Alexandra Morton from Canada writes:
“I have been fighting off the invasion of Norwegian salmon feedlots for twenty years and mostly losing! Marine Harvest put farms where local people, including the First Nations asked them not to. Government promised to protect these areas and did not. The fish farmers made arrangements with environmental groups and then got these groups to support making the feedlots even bigger.
Now we are finding ISA virus in our wild salmon, the fish farmers say it did not come from them, but they won’t let anyone but the level of government that put them here, test their fish. More and more people in Canada are fighting this industry on both coasts. There is a petition from a group in Nova Scotia fighting off 11 new farms: open petition
There are over 3,000 of us on the Salmon Are Sacred facebook page, our website is salmonaresacred.org. I am a biologist and have co-published many papers on sea lice from salmon feedlots, also on how the industry displaced the northern resident killer whales. I have taken the industry to court several times and led 5,000 people to the legislature in Victoria, British Columbia. But the industry remains even as the price of the product falls to near cost.
I write a blog on events here: alexandramorton.typepad.com let me know if I can help you.”