After a 30 year battle, First Nations of the Broughton Archipelago have an agreement with government to remove the Marine Harvest and Cermaq salmon farms from their territories, some immediately, some over the next few years. This is an unprecedented retreat by this aggressive industry.
Now, we need to watch over the wild salmon during this transition period. Their numbers are critically low.
I am launching EXTINCTION WATCH to make the fate of the wild salmon swimming through Broughton highly public as they are infected with farm lice and industrial pathogens.
I will bring you images of the young salmon migrating past the farms next spring, and return next fall. I will continue research on the farm louse infections on wild salmon and will continue sampling the waste coming out of the farms to find out which ones are infected.
I am biologist who has been on the water here since 1984, check out my science.
Maybe by this miracle the salmon of the Broughton Archipelago will be the first to make a comeback after salmon farms and I feel we increase their chances by standing by them at this critical moment as they struggle to resist extinction. Whatever happens to them, is happening to us and our future.
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