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RE: Abolish Salmon Hatcheries?

By Teri Dawe

January 14, 2019
Monday PM

I read the letter with interest. This has been a complex ongoing largely unrecognized problem for an extremely long time.

Have true wild Salmond all but disappeared... along with thousands of years of survival skills on shore off shore and in the rivers? No one really seems to be tracking what we are actually catching and eating. Are these true wild salmon or farm fish escapes or hatchery fish? What is the real ecology and ecological consciences?

The diseases introduced to BC thru imports and hatcheries and largely fish farms will soon spread North and South... Actually these infestations are probably already happening.

How tough do we or 'wild salmon' have to be to survive the nightmare of ongoing Climate change? In the meantime maybe we should be eating the seals eh?

Teri Dawe
Sechelt, British Columbia, Canada

About: Grew up in Newfoundland and watched the Russian factory ships destroy the cod fishery in the early Sixties. Live in BC now and organized a group ORCA to fight fish farms in the 90's.


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Received January 12, 2019 - Published January 14, 2019

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