I live here. According to our last corrupted and inept government, a bunch of deluded Trump supporters calling themselves “Liberals”, salmon farming is harmless. Not so says Alexandra Morton, one of our leading biologists. The majority of British Colombians want these virus factories removed from our waters, yet our media and petty right-wing nut bars claim that this industry is beneficial to our economy. Our local media even has crooked polls suggesting that the majority of British Colombians support these abominations. Wrong.
The entire industry is worth about 0ne billion dollars of which we receive approximately $80 million in tax returns. 80 million dollars is not much these days. Considering that the median house price where I live, Victoria, is around $800,000 we could say that BC gains about 100 houses from this industry which our own scientists, the real ones, not those paid by the industry, say is decimating our pristine waters and disrespecting the wishes of our First Nations people who have lived here for thousands of years.
Finally, these farms are owed by foreign corporations (Norway). Why can’t these corporations do their dirty business in their own country? Lou
Piscine reovirus may be the biggest industrial spill in the history of British Columbia – for more information and access to the documents in this film see alexandramorton.typepad.com/racing_a_virus