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Offline Sandor3

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« Reply #75 on: August 14, 2013, 10:29:59 AM »
Another salmon story...29 pound little girl, 32 pound salmon.  http://issuu.com/campbellriver-courierislander/docs/crci20130809
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« Reply #76 on: August 14, 2013, 02:06:53 PM »
Sandor thank-you for links, good stories.

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Re: Fish Tales
« Reply #77 on: January 31, 2014, 11:37:11 PM »
http://alexandramorton.typepad.com/alexandra_morton/2014/01/its-a-game-and-we-are-pawns.html

      Gulp    There are so many people out there who are fighting hard to preserve our wild salmon. This decision must be very hard to hear.   Do they keep fighting?

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« Reply #78 on: February 03, 2014, 02:19:35 PM »
Thanks for that link, linused.  I read the blog and was shocked to hear how willingly scientific evidence is being completely ignored by the politians and industrial types.

Today I received this email (I am on Alexandra Morton's email list through Change.org.)

The Harper government of Canada gave the Norwegian salmon feedlot industry the green light to expand in BC. Days later on January 28, 2014, the biggest Norwegian company using British Columbia to grow "salmon" was listed on the New York Stock Exchange. They are talking big expansion, looking for US investors. Each fish farm is now issued a federal licence giving the companies the power to use fish infected with salmon viruses in their farms. I am in court fighting this. This is a death sentence to the wild salmon of British Columbia.

Each salmon farm also needs a provincial licence - a rental agreement for the seafloor below the floating farm. I need your help to send a clear message to the Premier of British Columbia - do not rent the seafloor to the salmon farming industry. See my blog for details http://alexandramorton.typepad.com Please share this petition with your friends and family - for the wild salmon. Thank you


Petition (if you have not already signed it)
  http://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/restore-wild-salmon-ban-salmon-feedlots-in-bc?utm_source=supporter_message&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=petition_message_notice

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Re: Fish Tales
« Reply #79 on: February 03, 2014, 11:35:17 PM »
Nancy,  Thank you Thank you for posting Alexandra's petition.  Signed!!  It truly is shocking that this government is barging forward with an industry that is being closed out of the rest of the world.  How do you fight madness?

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Re: Fish Tales
« Reply #80 on: March 13, 2014, 08:40:31 AM »
There is always a lot of discussion this time of year about the herring run & spawning.  Here is an interesting article about this from the local newspaper.

http://www.comoxvalleyrecord.com/sports/249883201.html

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« Reply #81 on: March 13, 2014, 10:09:53 AM »

Thanks Dawn, that is a great article.
The Herring Fishery just seems like a big waste of important life to me.
i wish we could just leave it alone.

Here is the pdf file of the latest Island Tides Newspaper.
On page two is another article about Herring.
wooohoooo!

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Re: Fish Tales
« Reply #82 on: March 14, 2014, 09:05:39 AM »


another article on herring spawn / gill nets.....

Will humans ever learn, or truly understand?  We survive together, or not at all.


http://www.montereycountyweekly.com/archives/2014/0313/bill-aims-to-end-drift-gillnets-as-much-a-killer/article_2506436e-aa4d-11e3-88a6-001a4bcf6878.html#.UyH_q9njSBg.facebook
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Re: Fish Tales
« Reply #83 on: November 05, 2014, 02:36:23 PM »
After days and days of wind and rain, we had SUNSHINE!  We decided to go down to Biq Qualicum Hatchery and see some fish.  There were many in the river below the counting gates, many above the gates, and here are some in the observation "room"...didn't know chum could grow this big!

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSg1wzUdIUU" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSg1wzUdIUU</a>

Here at the end of the holding channels, the fish are still trying to jump the fences.  

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTptwSimoBU" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTptwSimoBU</a>

Then on the way home we stopped at the Sandbar Cafe in Qualicum Bay...as we were leaving, Wren popped up in my rear view mirror!  I knew there was going to be a release in the area, but didn't know the details.  So a quick hug and an introduction to Passerine, we headed for home.  Missed meeting Dawn and saw this morning that Crazylady was there, too.  

I think we all had a great day!
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Re: Fish Tales
« Reply #84 on: November 05, 2014, 06:07:24 PM »
Sandor, how beautiful! Thank you so much for those gorgeous sights. Yes, some of those Chum are really big fish! I think they are the largest salmon aside from the Spring.

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Re: Fish Tales
« Reply #85 on: November 06, 2014, 05:52:13 PM »
Amazing creatures the salmon & all they endure to make sure there are more salmon to carry on. TY for videos Sandor.

It was nice meeting you & the mister. We sure did luck out on the weather for the release & your trip to the hatchery. :ecsmile

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Re: Fish Tales
« Reply #87 on: January 29, 2015, 09:03:57 AM »

Thank you linused!
wooohoooo!

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Re: Fish Tales
« Reply #88 on: April 19, 2015, 02:10:47 PM »
The young salmon are entering the ocean.  This is one of the obstacles that they face
   http://alexandramorton.typepad.com/       

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Re: Fish Tales
« Reply #89 on: April 22, 2015, 09:21:21 PM »
Thank you, Linused.  This issue is bigger than most people realize.
Commit random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty.

"When one tugs at a single thing in nature; he finds it attached to the rest of the world". ~John Muir