Cowichan Conversations: Alexandra Morton — More Trouble on Our Coastal Fish Farms

Alexandra Morton-Marine Biologist Hello Last week I returned to Gold River with three dedicated and intrepid friends. We were there to ground truth the statement by the CEO of Grieg Seafood, Morten Vike that the salmon in his pens in beautiful Nootka Sound are “fine.” After two days and extraordinary effort we got film of ...

Cowichan Conversations: It is Time for the BC NDP to Clean House. No More Reviews are Needed.

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger I have been a member of the BC NDP since the early 70′s. Like so many others I have been on a full tour of duty including a ‘Mission Impossible’ run to be the Malahat Juan de Fuca MLA back in 2001. Today we face yet another leadership crisis following the mind ...

Environmental Law Alert Blog: Cohen Commission: Put Wild Salmon First!

Friday, November 2, 2012 The final report of the Commission of Inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River was released on October 31st, contrary to rumours that the document would not be made public.  The report, while not finding any single cause of declining Fraser River sockeye, made 75 recommendations about ...

Environmental Law Alert Blog: Will your tax dollars subsidize BC’s unsustainable fish farms?

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 How’s this for a business model: You bring together thousands of fish, stick them in an open net in the ocean, despite warnings that the conditions invite infectious disease, and then, when they all get sick, you receive compensation from the Canadian taxpayer.  Both Grieg Seafood and Cermaq are hoping for ...

Left Over: Fishing For an Alternative….?

How You can Have Your Healthy Environment and Eat Farmed Salmon Too Sue Scott, from the Atlantic Salmon Federation, has a column under this heading,  in HuffPo today. It’s a bright-eyed discussion of dry-land  closed-pen salmon farming, and considering who she is representing, I had to read it and comment.. I think that in conjunction with ...