August 30, 2017

Eco-radicals occupy BC salmon farm — but media won’t tell THIS side of the story

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator

Anti-salmon farm activists are at it again this summer. A group has recently stormed and occupied a farm belonging to Marine Harvest Canada near Alert Bay, BC. 

The salmon farming of BC aquaculture was the first industry targeted by the now infamous US based foundations who have campaigned to interfere in Canadian resource development.

You’ve likely seen the work of Vivian Krause who discovered that US charities like the TIDES Foundation and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation were funnelling US funds to partners in BC to fight against pipelines, fracking, and forestry.

But in recent years the champion of anti-salmon farm activists is American “biologist” Alexandra Morton, who led a phoney pseudo-science campaign against BC salmon farms last summer.

She took a vessel from the radical activist group Sea Shepherd and proceeded to harass employees at various salmon farms around Vancouver Island.

Morton was back at it and in the news again recently so it's no surprise that she’s participating in this illegal occupation.

Watch as I share a bit of background and update you on the issue, and also show you what some First Nations members had to say to Alexandra Morton and her activists last year.

If we had to rely on the Globe and Mail and other Media Party publications for our news on issues like this, you’d think there was uniform opposition from all First Nations in the area and these activists speak for them.

Instead, the truth is these activists are the fringe minority. In fact hundreds of First Nations are employed in aquaculture.

This is an important industry for BC. As demand for seafood around the world grows, it's imperative to balance aquaculture with wild commercial fishing and we’re so lucky to have the world's best wild salmon.

But before condemning the salmon farming industry, remember the important place it has in our economy.

After all, the world needs seafood, and BC can provide it— both wild and farmed.

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commented 2017-09-01 15:50:45 -0400
so I,m clueless as to ill effects of fafming and dead against untreated sewage dumping ..
commented 2017-09-01 04:28:03 -0400
We can no longer boast about our wild salmon. It has been in decline for decades. A direct impact on the middle class. Our days of logging and fishing have finally met the consequences of greed and poor regulations.
commented 2017-09-01 04:26:06 -0400
For all the bad rap the eco-nazi’s are getting on here, fish farming is largely responsible for the collapse of the salmon industry. Is it no coincidence that all areas where fish farming is permitted the salmon stock has dropped dramatically and in areas where there is no fish farming, the stock is much higher.
Fish farming does more harm than good to the salmon stock, which was the livelihood of many and continues to bring in revenue for the tourism industry.
The Rebel should change their tune on this one. Fish farming is destroying our environment.
commented 2017-08-31 22:44:06 -0400
Great place for a “trespassers will be shot on sight” sign.
commented 2017-08-31 21:30:39 -0400
LLOYD NOLAN:
Extras for a clown slasher movie.
commented 2017-08-31 14:14:47 -0400
All the left does is criticize and protest. Where are the solutions from these people who claim they are smarter than everyone else? Oh wait. They’re not smart!
commented 2017-08-31 12:55:01 -0400
The useless eco-warrior filth show boats should consider doing some good rather than virtue preening and interfering with private commercial operations. Why are they not paddling about and skinny dipping for show at the city of Victoria’s raw sewage dump out into the Pacific. Take that fucking Suzuki with you, he needs a bath. All the progressive left ndp-green-libtard elitist snobs in Victoria should have a mandatory weekly dip in said waters as well. Hypocritical fucktards.
commented 2017-08-31 12:31:11 -0400
I’m still trying to get my head around Jay Kelly’s apparent “logic” that if The Rebel is part of the Canadian news “media” then it can’t criticize other media??? Is that it?… I mean, once The Rebel “joins the club” then mums the word on the other “clubees”?..By the way Jay, to your list I would certainly add the CBC, CTV and the always predictable “Victoria Times-Communist” eh?…
commented 2017-08-31 11:04:28 -0400
Eco radical occupy the BC government, and most of the other governments in the country. The whole economy will be shut down.
commented 2017-08-31 09:39:14 -0400
Why aren’t they being arrested for trespassing?
commented 2017-08-31 08:25:50 -0400
How many $$$ did G.Soros chip in for this????
commented 2017-08-31 01:46:29 -0400
Jay Kelly they tell the truth, those other media push and agenda. Try some reality.
commented 2017-08-31 01:45:34 -0400
Andrew Stephenson are they going to get up and walk away? And your electronics and solar panels and wind turbine batteries and electric car batteries can damage eco systems if they escape so quit using them.
commented 2017-08-31 01:37:14 -0400
Is TheRebel.media supposed to be a media outlet or just one wing-nut’s personal blog? If it is just a personal blog then rant away. If it is, or wants to be a media outlet, then how can it keep griping about the “media”?

Are we really supposed to believe that TheRebel is a legitimate news source while The Globe and Mail, The Calgary Herald, The Washington Post, are just rubbish, along with The Vancouver Sun, The Edmonton Journal, The Citizen…
commented 2017-08-30 23:22:15 -0400
Small things consume small minds – aquaculture solves world food problems and takes harvest pressure off wild stocks- of course the success of aquaculture is sand i the craw of urban-centric Luddite communists weaned on simplistic negative narratives which are destroyed by the commercial success of advanced food production technology.
commented 2017-08-30 22:28:38 -0400
Just look at them
It looks like a movie cast doing a scene
commented 2017-08-30 22:26:47 -0400
That lie about depleting herring stocks , what a bunch of bullshit , guess what , this a record breaking year for decades
I keep in touch , I have herring seined in my youth

THANKS WILSON !!!
Can you imagine all the bullshit lies the LUGENPRESSERS would get away with if it wasn’t for the REBEL !?
commented 2017-08-30 21:25:51 -0400
Pseudo-science is the favoured tool of regressive thinkers, then they massage it and feed to gullible people!
commented 2017-08-30 20:45:27 -0400
Andy boy, check the actual scientific facts about farmed Atlantic salmon…in BC, NZ, OZ. You will see your regurgitated facts are full of salmon shit as always.
commented 2017-08-30 20:12:11 -0400
Not mentioned here is the fact the farmed salmon are in fact Atlantic, which have the potential to escape and become invasive, displacing those “wild salmon”.

That’s the real story here, not hurt feelings about “media party”.
commented 2017-08-30 19:21:00 -0400
Simple fact, the regressive left targets necessities. Food supply is a necessity. Fish farms are food supply. So of course the regressive left will target them.

Control the necessities, control the people.

Left = Pure Evil