Alexandra Morton - Independent Biologist
For nearly forty years, I have dedicated my life to restoring the balance between the people and the wild salmon off the coast of British Columbia.
In 1984, I followed the whales into a remote inlet off the west coast of Canada and made it my home. There were no roads, electricity or telephones, but wild salmon and wildlife thrived, as well as a community of people.
When the salmon farms first appeared, we were told they would be good for us. Then the toxic algae blooms and sea lice developed, and the wild salmon die-off began.
First the whales I was studying left, then the salmon populations crashed and then my beloved community began to fade away. Today there are only 8 people left in the village and 27 Norwegian-owned salmon feedlots dot the area.
This website tells the story of an ongoing battle. It references science, activism, films and legal battles I have undertaken (with the help of many) to keep this part of our planet alive and thriving.
I invite you to spend just a short while on this website. If I could ask you to do one thing, it would be to use your purchasing power for the force of good because without willing consumers, the salmon farm industry would not exist in the North Pacific.