Dear CEO of Grieg Seafoods
by Alexandra Morton
CEO Grieg Seafood
July 24, 2014
Dear Morten Vike:
Over the past few weeks I have received reports of large numbers of dying salmon in your farms in the beautiful Nootka Sound, Gold River region of British Columbia, Canada. So I visited the area, and indeed your farms, Williamson and Concepcion have dying fish floating on the surface.
The stench around your farms is overwhelming and may have prompted the many reports to me. This is an area of pristine wilderness where many enjoy their summers. Your mort bins are heaped full and sinking the float low in the water and this has apparently been going on for weeks.
We did a plankton tow for 10 minutes just outside your anchor lines. The water was quite clear, no sign of a heavy algae bloom. You have oxygen machines lined up at every farm, but they are not running. The Atlantic salmon in your pens have red speckles and welts on them. These can be sign of disease. These are not sea lice, the shape and placement is wrong. The Atlantic salmon in your pens are finning on the surface - never a good sign. Every few minutes more Atlantic salmon were seen dying inside your pens.
Just around the corner from your farms full of dying salmon, sport fishermen are catching large beautiful wild Chinook salmon. Wild salmon from other regions are likely in the area as well.
As you are aware, salmon farms amplify pathogens such as sea lice, viruses and bacteria. Thus your two salmon farms with a combined total of over 1,200,000 fish, sited in the narrow channels of a region enjoying an extremely valuable wild salmon return represent a serious threat to wild salmon from industrial pathogen exposure.
Please reply as soon as possible to inform us on what the Atlantic salmon in your pens are dying of. As you know, in Canada, it is unclear whether you own the salmon in your pens or not and thus these dying fish are likely a public resource, and they are situated in public waters in the territory of the Mowachaht/Muchalaht Nation.
Created on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 11:03
Written by Robert Parry
The Mystery of a Ukrainian Army ‘Defector’
y Robert Parry
- Consortium NewsA
s the U.S. government seeks to build its case blaming eastern Ukrainian rebels and Russia for the shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, the evidence seems to be getting twisted to fit the preordained conclusion, including a curious explanation for why the troops suspected of firing the fateful missile may have been wearing Ukrainian army uniforms.
On Tuesday, mainstream journalists, including for the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post, were given a briefing about the U.S. intelligence information that supposedly points the finger of blame at the rebels and Russia. While much of this circumstantial case was derived from postings on “social media,” the briefings also addressed the key issue of who fired the Buk anti-aircraft missile that is believed to have downed the airliner killing all 298 people onboard.
After last Thursday’s shoot-down, I was told
that U.S. intelligence analysts were examining satellite imagery that showed the crew manning the suspected missile battery wearing what looked like Ukrainian army uniforms, but my source said the analysts were still struggling with whether that essentially destroyed the U.S. government’s case blaming the rebels.
Read more: Explaining Why "Rebels" Believed Behind MH17 Downing Were Wearing Ukrainian Army Uniforms