Learn about the impacts of salmon farms on wild salmon

Comox Valley Nature is pleased to host the following free lecture at our November online meeting:

Title: What we need to do to rescue wild salmon from further decline
Speaker: Alexandra Morton
Date: Sunday, November 20, 2022
Time: 7:00 p.m. PT

This webinar is facilitated by the Canadian Society of Environmental Biologists and is open to the public (see the registration link below).

Alexandra Morton will provide a brief overview of the impact of marine salmon farms on wild salmon, the current state of the salmon farming industry, and the powerful new science being used to understand what we need to do to rescue wild salmon from further decline.

About the speaker

Alexandra Morton settled in a remote archipelago on the BC coast in 1984 to conduct a long term study of the vocalizations of orca. When it became clear that the industrial salmon farms flooding into the area were harming the whales and the wild salmon that the whales depended on, she began a 35-year effort to convince government to halt the damage they were encouraging.

She published dozens of scientific papers on the impact, built a research station, filed five lawsuits and never lost, and then occupied the farms with First Nations for 280 days. This finally began the process of removing the farms from the archipelago and increasing the numbers of wild salmon. Morton continues trying to protect the rest of the coast by bringing the evidence of cover-up and the impact of industrial salmon farming on wild salmon to the politicians regulating the industry.

Registration

“Seating capacity” for the talk is limited, and you need to register in advance. You can check the computer requirements for attendees here.

Register here

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the webinar.

If you are new to Comox Valley Nature, find out more about us here.

Although CVN lectures are free, donations of any size from non-members who attend are always appreciated ($4.00 is suggested).

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