Alexandra Morton, Chief Bob Chamberlin, Vice-President of the BC Union of BC Indian Chiefs and Twyla Roscovich, filmmaker of the controversial Salmon Confidential, along with thousands of other people want to know which candidates can see the real economy.
On the eve of the provincial election, it’s a good time to review the election issues including salmon farming in BC. Is this industry good for the province, or is it a threat to the BC's coastal economy?
The Norwegian salmon feedlot industry using BC waters to grow their Atlantic salmon only exists because this impact largely occurs underwater, out of sight from everyone, except the very few scientists studying it.
For over 20 years, a stream of unfavourable headlines has chronicled the development of salmon feedlots in BC with thousands of people in protest telling the industry to stop. And what is this fuss all about? Why hasn’t the controversy died out?
So what was the plan?