Well well well, another escapement, actually this escapement happened on Ocotober 21/2009....And guess what,it wasn`t reported anywhere, as an avid reader who looks at almost every local rag in B.C. I didn`t spot the story, the only one who had the story was Alexandra Morten, and guess what, she has some great pictures.
(read her story and look at these fabulous pictures here)http://alexandramorton.typepad.com/alexandra_morton/2009/10/escaped-atlantics-caught-by-gillnetters-40-km-away.html?cid=6a0120a56ab882970c0120a6479f4e970b#comment-6a0120a56ab882970c0120a6479f4e970b
Anyways, here`s the deal, on October 21/2009 at Port Elizabeth in Knight inlet 40,000 Atlantic Salmon escaped and Commercial fisherman two days later and 40 kilometers away were catching them, and Alexandra Morten took some great photos, and they gutted one and lo n behold guess what was inside, a B.C. wild Salmon smolt. A baby wild Salmon, the thing is with our native species of Salmon they don`t eat each other, but Atlantic Salmon will eat everything.
Two years ago 25,000 Atlantic salmon escaped from a fish farm near Campbell river, but the thing is with Marine Harvest and others it`s up to them to report problems and I can tell you first hand that "accidents happen" frequently but rarely are they reported! So how come this story didn`t make the radio airwaves or the Canwest media fish wrap newspapers?
In fact friends I have a very close friend that works for DFO in the food inspection agency,specifically monitoring fish farms, and the things I`m told would rock your world, the heavy "illegal" chemicals that are used for lice infestation, and other antibiotics, in fact the federal Government (DFO) is complicit in the illegality of these farms, but....what DFO has done to cover their butts is this....."They stopped testing for these chemicals" snip,"Chemicals that are banned in Canada"snip
That`s right friend, the department of fisheries and oceans have stopped testing for these chemicals but for one reason,to cover their asses because if you don`t look for certain chemicals you sure aren`t going to find them! A gift from the Federal Government to the Norwegian fish farmers...."My source is guarding this secret but it can be proven"
And as you know farmed Salmon are killing off smolts with sea lice and predation when these baby wild salmon get attracted to the lights and food in these Atlantic Salmon Fish Farms, and.....And who knows how many hundreds of thousands of these ALIEN salmon escape to prey upon baby wild Salmon? I can tell you this, we had a fish farm in Agamenon channel and it killed off our local Sockeye run out of Sakinaw lake, the farm has long since been removed but that run is caput! And there was another fish farm in the Alberni Canal near China Creek but after the Sockeye run was almost wiped out they were forced to move, but who knows where they have moved to, wherever they have gone you can bet wild Salmon are dying!Since it left 5 years ago the Sockeye this year have returned in sufficient numbers to allow a limited First Nation`s and Sport fisherman catch.
The fish farms in Chile are in total collapse from Salmon Anemia, and these farmed fish are wreaking havoc with natural fish.....But don`t expect Leonard Asper and his chain of garbage newspapers (fishwrap) to report anything, a pathetic newspaper,more like a comic book..And guess what, a story in the Vancouver Sun tonight with a phony title,misleading, propaganda crap...and why would I say that, because the title of the story is (B.C. puts moratorium on aquaculture licenses),what a load of bull, the story is true but if you read the story you will figure out why, the Province of B.C. had no choice, a B.C. supreme court decision has banned all new licenses until the federal government takes over jurisdiction, oh yea, Kirk Lapointe again trying to make Gordon Campbell APPEAR like he`s doing something when in fact that again it took a court of law to stop that madman! (read the story here)http://www.vancouversun.com/puts+moratorium+finfish+aquaculture+licences/2496168/story.html
And what`s happening in Chile is an environmental disaster brought on by the same Norwegian fish farmers(read about it here)
I am getting so sick about Atlantic Salmon fish farms, they over exaggerate the economic benefits, the dollars go over-seas, they are destroying our wild Salmon and Gordon Campbell is fully aware of the damage these alien fish are causing...In fact there was a bi-partisan legislative committee on these fish farms done four years ago,a group of BC NDP MLAS and a group of BC Liberal MLAs that studied the problem and guess what, both sides agreed that the Alien fish farms had to be removed,get land-based, or removed all together, what a rarity, BC Liberals and NDP agreeing on a topic but guess what?
Gordon Campbell tore up the report and filed it you know where,Gordon Campbell,wild salmon killer doesn`t gives a rats ass about anything but his corporate donaters! http://aquaculturedevelopments.com/Intrafish__2007__-_Report_Recommends_BC_Farms_Convert_to_Closed-Containment_Systems.pdf
Well friends,great news yesterday, the courts won`t allow any expansion and Target foods is dumping ALL ALIEN FARMED FISH from their stores,from now on all they will use is Wild Salmon, whether they be wild Salmon released from a HATCHERY or natural spawn, and lets be perfectly clear, hatchery Salmon are not farmed,caged, pellet fed,antibiotic filled fish, the Capilano river, the Robertson hatchery in Port Alberni are hatchery success stories, these fish are released in these rivers,they smell their home river and they head out to sea and 4 years later they come back to the same river to spawn,they don`t have lice problems, or diseases like Salmon Anemia, and they aren`t ALIEN Atlantic Salmon that prey on wild B.C. Salmon, our hatchery salmon are pink,cohoe,Chinook, chum,Sockeye salmon...And you know what,I could care less if Marine Harvest took Natural B.C. salmon and reared them to small smolts and released them to the wild and in 4 years they can harvest the returning Salmon, just like mother nature, in fact if the river system,stream etc is unobstructed the runs can be self sustaining, can you imagine friends...
Allow Marine Harvest to get in the hatchery Salmon business and they can net them up when they return...Gee whiz..What a thought,and my friends they better think long and hard about it because either get land-based or go hatchery or get lost,those are the ONLY OPTIONS they will have,the tide has turned on Farmed Alien Fish,and you can bet that Target foods will play up the Wild Salmon routine and embarrass the other big retailers to follow suit! (read about Target Foods here) http://powellriverpersuader.blogspot.com/2010/01/target-food-stores-will-no-longer-sell.html
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