On July 16, Alexandra Morton gave a speech at the Vancouver Yacht Club in front of 200 guests, as part of a fundraising event for her fish sampling campaign. This was not your usual salmon-hugging activist crowd. Rather, they were of the West Point Grey and University Endownment Lands type – the kind that actually gets to vote in Christy Clark’s riding.
I believe that right now, our wild salmon are dying of politics, Morton said at the onset of her presentation. Then she laid out some of the facts that had allowed her to reach such a striking conclusion.
In a CBC News report
, Alexandra Morton asks why the fish farm industry does not have a plan in place to cull farmed salmon when asked to do so by government.
Last week, federal officials ordered a fish farm in Newfoundland to destroy 450,000 infected salmon, but the industry responded that... a plan to do that is still being worked out.
"That's really shocking because they should have a mass mortality plan in place", Alexandra Morton told CBC.