Thursday, October 21, 2010

Salmon Farming Diseases? The Elephant in the Room

Check out a new film from documentary filmmaker Twyla Roscovich about the salmon farming diseases and how they may be threatening wild populations. While the film may overstep the bounds of scientific credibility with some of its assertions, the fact of the matter is that disease is a huge problem in the salmon farming industry and it is very plausible that diseases are being transmitted between farms and wild populations. Salmon farming companies and DFO have thus far obstructed any efforts to determine what role disease is playing in declining wild populations by refusing to release disease records from farms. Watch the film and join Alex Morton Monday at 10AM in Vancouver's Vanier Park to call for transparency in the salmon farming industry.

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