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  • “Salmon farming controversy...” – May 13

Patrick Moore · University of British Columbia

It is very refreshing to hear that a fairly balanced piece has been done on salmon farming in BC. Greenpeace, David Suzuki, Alexandra Morton and many others have fought a mean war agains the industry for decades, claiming it is destroying wild salmon. Meanwhile wild salmon returns are on the increase, partly due to less wild fish being taken, due to farmed fish being available fresh year-round at a lower price because you don;’t have to chase farmed salmon around the ocean in diesel-powered boats. The salmon farming industry takes pressure off wild stocks (environmental), provides year-round jobs in remote coastal communities (economic) and produces a lot of one of the healthiest foods at a reasonable price (social/health).

Kenny Gread

We do not need a study to know that fish farms will not allow open public inspections of their facilities or practices and we do not need a study to know that there was a time not that long ago when fish farms did not exist. Why do fish farmers believe they have the right to operate on BC’s coast at the expense of every other commercial and recreational activity without any accountability? If this were not true, fish farms would allow regular inspections and sampling, by independent agencies, at suspected fish farms. The only BS here comes directly from the fish farms.

 

  • l “New lights a go...” – May 15

Garrett Sexton

Another 4 way stop are you kidding about a handfull of people here actually know how to use them -

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