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Offline Blue

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Re: Fish Research Place
« Reply #60 on: June 03, 2012, 02:11:05 PM »
May 30/12


Hello

Almost unbelievably Minister Don McRae's Bill 37 has been withdrawn. It remains on the order paper, but will not be revisited in this sitting of the BC Legislature!  The Liberals have cancelled the fall sitting, so it won't come up for another year. Therefore,  we are free to continue tracking these viruses, figuring out which ones are present and where and what they are doing.  The threat of prison was extremely unpleasant, but we had decided to challenge the act had it passed - a number of lawyers thought it was unconstitutional.

I want to thank all of you who wrote letters, posted comments on the Salmon Are Sacred facebook page, signed the petition (please keep signing). Lana Popham, Michael Sather, and Scott Fraser are fantastic wild salmon warrior MLAs, Bea Olivastri of Friends of the Earth wrote a press release on this Bill from Ottawa this morning, Andrew Gage of West Coast Environmental Law wrote a powerful critique of the Bill in a letter to McRae, Elizabeth Denham, BC Information and Privacy Commissioner also wrote a powerful letter to McRae laying out the implications of his draconian bill. Karen Wristen, Greg McDade, John Davis, Jeff Jones, David Sutherland, Vince Gogolek all lawyers whose response to the bill helped us sort this out. Thank you to everyone who donated - so glad we can use the money for testing now! Thank you Ethan Baron for the fantastic reporting that first alerted us and then further reported on McRae's comments about needing this bill ASAP in case of a summer epidemic that might require limits to free speech. Thank you to all the people of this coast who have seen enough and are speaking up to tip us about the situation out on the salmon farms right now. Thank you Anissa Reed!!! You are awesome, Thank you Sabra Woodworth for always being there.

We turned this terrible thing back, it was all of us, not one person less, perhaps democracy is still alive. It is SO rare to get good news, but this is huge. We can get back to work now to turn off the viral spills. We are truly a movement now, a beautiful, inspired creative, peaceful, diverse enormous, movement not afraid to use our voices. We just want wild salmon to survive, and to protect them we have become like them we don't give up, thank you, thank you, thank you all of you!

Alexandra Morton

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Re: Fish Research Place
« Reply #61 on: June 05, 2012, 09:48:43 PM »
Thank you Blue! This is indeed good news! I hope that people come to their senses about this. :hug
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Re: Fish Research Place
« Reply #62 on: November 20, 2012, 12:17:30 PM »
The fight has continued, and today Alexandra Morton posted this on Facebook:  
(link >>>)  Salmon Are Sacred

The near-epic 20-year battle to protect our oceans, fish and way of life from industrial salmon feedlots continues. This slide show is a call to action from those of us on the front line. The industry has millions to spend on convincing us to turn a blind eye, all we have is us. Please share, sign, donate and get this issue to the mainstream public. Turn up the volume - we are trying to cross the finish line ahead of the viruses. The links to the petition and the donations are below.

http://www.gofundme.com/FishFarmsOut

http://www.change.org/petitions/premier-christy-clark-do-not-renew-salmon-farm-leases

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkRtj-7y9SQ" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkRtj-7y9SQ</a>


Watch the video (it is very powerful)

Sign the petition

Help if you can  


(btw, McDonald's is bringing a salmon wrap to its Norwegian restaurants,
 http://www.thefishsite.com/fishnews/4937/mcdonalds-is-launching-salmon-wrap-with-salmon-from-marine-harvest )

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Re: Fish Research Place
« Reply #63 on: November 20, 2012, 01:45:34 PM »
Thank you  Nancy

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Re: Fish Research Place
« Reply #64 on: November 21, 2012, 08:29:44 AM »
This is not a current article, written in 2003, but extremely interesting written about farming salmon starting in Hitra, ( where Mc Donald's processing plant is).

http://www.worldlakes.org/shownews.asp?newsid=1548
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Re: Fish Research Place
« Reply #65 on: February 02, 2013, 03:49:06 PM »
Infected salmon declared fit for human consumption by Canadian Food Inspection Agency

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has approved a quarter million Nova Scotia salmon infected with the ISA virus for human consumption, but the U.S. won't take the fish.

 By: Marco Chown Oved Staff Reporter, Published on Fri Feb 01 2013


Link:
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2013/02/01/infected_salmon_declared_fit_for_human_consumption_by_canadian_food_inspection_agency.html



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Re: Fish Research
« Reply #66 on: March 16, 2013, 02:21:22 PM »

There is an excellent article about Herring in this week*s Island Tides Newspaper!
The article is on page 2 & is called Herring mismanagement — ’cultural genocide’
by Briony Penn


Click here to download the pdf. file of the paper
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Re: Fish Research
« Reply #67 on: April 10, 2013, 08:58:22 PM »
This is the latest documentary about Alexandra Morton's work. I watched it at a showing here on the island, but the film maker, Twyla Roscovich, has taken the unusual step of releasing it online right away, because of the urgency of the information it contains.

It is profoundly scary, but as usual Alexandra leaves us with hopeful, practical solutions.


http://salmonconfidential.ca/

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Re: Fish Research
« Reply #68 on: April 10, 2013, 10:08:08 PM »
I agree Winterwren.  While in Ucluelet last week, there was an interesting/sad letter to the editor about the negative effect of fish farms on the herring spawn in that area.  Wonder if the 35 - 40 farms in the Salmon Narrows had an effect on the Hornby spawn this year.     
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Re: Fish Research
« Reply #69 on: April 11, 2013, 07:57:44 AM »

That was a fantastic documentary winterwren, thanks for posting the link.
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Re: Fish Research
« Reply #70 on: April 30, 2013, 08:25:14 AM »

Another fantastic, realistic but hopeful interview with Alexandra Morton here.
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Re: Fish Research
« Reply #71 on: May 30, 2013, 01:28:02 PM »
Perhaps of interest to Alexandra Morton is that a fish with what looked like an open sore was given to the female Osprey at the Hellgate Nest and she ate it. She didn't eat anything at all for several days no matter how hard her mate tried to tempt her. She finally has resumed eating tho.
 There was a picture taken of the fish. I was trying to locate the picture again to bring it over but haven't located it yet.
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Re: Fish Tales
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Re: Fish Tales
« Reply #73 on: June 20, 2013, 05:08:57 PM »
Thanks for posting this, Cali.  People should pay attention to this information.  Farmed salmon is not good for you even though they have been blah blahiing on the news how fish farming is now exceeding beef farming.  Wild salmon don't do drugs, just like the bumper sticker says.  Who wants to eat fish that has been fed pesticide to keep the sea lice at bay?  Artificial colouring, antibiotics, and the list goes on.  The consistency of farmed salmon is bleh!  My partner (recently from Alberta) says he wouldn't know anything about this if he still lived in Alberta.  That goes for anyone who doesn't live near the affected areas.  Thanks again, Cali!
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« Reply #74 on: August 14, 2013, 10:20:12 AM »
This isn't an eagle point of interest, but a salmon story.  An historic 61 1/2 pound salmon has been caught in the annual tyee fishery.  See the photo and story here.... http://www.courierislander.com/
"We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have."    ~Frederick Koenig

"We aren't the only ones that live on the planet, but we act like it."  ~ Jane Goodall