t happened again last week; with the
tiresome inevitability of an unwanted visit by a least favourite
relative, another massive "escape" of Atlantic salmon from a "fish
farm" near Campbell River has resulted in at least 30,000 of the
invasive species being loosed into coastal waters here. Escapes like
the Canada Day one from the Marine Harvest operation is just one of the
myriad problems to the health of indigenous species posed by B.C.'s
burgeoning fish farm industry, again highlighting the great peril this
Alexandra Morton is founder of the Raincoast
Research Society, and Director of the Salmon Coast Field Station
based on British Columbia mainland's mid-coast, at the Broughton
Archipelago, where she has studied sea and wildlife for more than
twenty years. Alexandra Morton in the first segment.
needs a free press; this according to media and social justice
activist, and friend to GR, Jack Etkin. Tomorrow, Jack and his fellow
travellers will again be on the streets to bring to the people of the
city the message Victoria's highly concentrated media will not: The
time for media reform is NOW.
Jack Etkin and massaging the "mainstream" message in the second half.
wayward Gorilla Radio contributor Janine Bandcroft has at this hour
completed her journey to Cuba with the 19th annual Goods for Cuba
Caravan. We've managed to receive her progress reports up until now,
but Cuba presents communication problems we have so far been unable to
solve. But tune in next week, and we'll likely have her updates.
first today, Alexandra Morton and what Marine Harvest's spilt fish
means for B.C.'s Pacific salmon.
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