July 20, 2016

Pamela Anderson, David Suzuki condemn BC salmon farming, but science isn’t on their side

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator

For about 15 years, there’s been an aggressive campaign by anti-oil sand, anti-LNG, anti-fracking environmental groups against salmon farming in British Columbia. So on Monday I attended a press conference by biologist Alexandra Morton, announcing a campaign called “Operation Virus Hunter,” looking for the prevalence of piscine reovirus, or PRV.

Of course, no good environmental opposition movement would be complete without an appearance by Saint Suzuki himself, numerous First Nations activists, and a celebrity endorser, in this case B.C. born actress and former boyhood crush, Pamela Anderson.

Morton insisted that the science was on her side but I found some published, peer reviewed science on the prevalence of PRV in wild salmon who cross by farmed salmon pens that shows the piscine reovirus has been known to be in the Pacific Ocean since the 1980s, long before the advent of salmon farming.

So this isn't about science. This is nothing more than a continuation of the same foreign pay masters attacking our industries.

Do you want to see an end to this kind of interference from third party groups? We’ve got a campaign and petition going right now at TidesOut.ca. Will you sign it and stand up for sustainable and environmentally responsible salmon farming and other targeted Canadian industries?

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commented 2016-07-21 19:30:39 -0400
Pamela, just maintain the fish swimming up your channel and leave Canada’s alone. Your stewardship of estuaries leaves a lot to be desired.
commented 2016-07-21 14:55:05 -0400
Health Canada tested farmed salmon in 2002 and found that the contaminants were low. It’s published online in their “Fish and Seafood Survey – 2002” document so one wonders where Pam got her information from. Perhaps the same source that told her a million dollars was an adequate amount to address sealing in December 2013.

There are also improvements in the field because of Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture, which can be used to address the waste coming from these farms. And even David Suzuki claims other issues could be addressed with better containment.
commented 2016-07-21 13:51:04 -0400
The only salmon Pammy would know anything about would be the stinky one between her legs. I’d say she should stick to sex videos, but she is “B” grade at best. Add to her name the likes of DiCaprio, Sean Penn, Jenny McCarthy and Gwynneth Paltrow to the list of medical/scientific experts eminating out of Hollywood, along with Neil Young, James Cameron, Michael Moore, Neve Campbell etcetcetcetcetc. Of course this is where sound unbiased scientific information should come from. Can’t forget Susan Sarandon and a bunch more. My hair almost self combusts thinking of this cabal of vacant skulls.

This brings us to the dangerous virus we should be talking about, Saint Suzuki of Lotusland. Here we have the climate hustling muti millionaire ( boy that fruit fly science must pay VERY well ) fear mongering flavor of the day opportunistic money grubbing hypocritical asshole with another cameo appearance of sorts, spouting some more bs in order to push himself into the limelite. Suzuki has yet to explain where his ice age of the 70s has gone. He has made a lucrative career by inserting himself into cause celebs, even though at times it is obvious he does not have expertise in said subjects, he is able to fool enough people as you can see by his muti million$$ real estate portfolio. What we should see is Suzuki and Mansbridge in a full 69. That would be credible. Go scare some more kids, you phony fruit fly.

I have not studied BC’s penned salmon industry closely, but having raised trout for over 40 years in a hatchery setting, I feel I have some credible knowledge about fish husbandry. Because PRV was evident prior to penned salmon farming even being done there is the first and foremost tidbit of useful information. It shouldn’t be hard to compare the severity of the infestation from year to year in the wild stocks. It should also be possible to determine if penned salmon are responsible for increases in said virus. I suspect it runs its course up and down just as CO2 levels, Earths temperature, rainfall, snowfall, ice cap melting, increased ice cap build up, storms, lack of storms and so on. NATURE is in control. Although not sure, I suspect the penned salmon are triploid, and as such would be sterile. This would insure there would be little chance of interference with the gene pool of the wild stocks if some farmed fish escaped into the wild.The comment about this situation being compared to the other causes such as the anti oilsands garbage etc ring true to me. All seem similar with similar if not the same people on the blow horns spouting their self serving garbage, and the message is always steeped in HYPOCRISY.

commented 2016-07-21 08:44:21 -0400
Anderson. Bit of a subject matter expert when it comes to fishing holes.
commented 2016-07-21 03:55:05 -0400
Are your videos so incapable of standing on their own, that you have to insert a clip of Ezra?

And please, no more petitions.
commented 2016-07-21 03:08:45 -0400
Hey Christopher!… I hope everyone remembers that all this hype started in the 70s when the West Coast “unionized” troll fishermen realized that their cushy life of “work sixteen weeks of the year and then draw pogey while vacationing in Florida” scheme started to unravel with some innovative Canadians adopting Norwegian sea pen fish farming techniques… (I know because I used to drink beer with them at the Sixteen Mile House in Sooke) And why is sea pen salmon farming any more risky to wild stock than how open sea oyster farming is practiced on the Pacific Coast?… After all, those big, juicy Baynes Sound and Fanny Bay oysters shipped all across Canada are originally Japanese oyster stock bred in the open waters of Georgian Strait… IF, and I stress IF, there is scientific proof that wild salmon stock can be infected by parasites from penned salmon, then the solution is to make the pens into pools on nearby dry land, i.e. a readily controlled environment… But somehow I doubt that would satisfy Dr. Fruit Fly or Boobs Anderson because there is more here at play than than scientific reality…
commented 2016-07-20 21:23:05 -0400
It’s unfortunate these two uber narcissists have taken up this cause because it invalidates the real problems with west coast salmon farming – most of which have nothing to do with the false claims of viral and sea lice infestation in wild stocks..

Salmon farming is a must to take pressure off wild stock harvest and satisfy demand. However, there are some issues with sloppy/careless aquaculture practices which are more related to weakening farmed stock with isolation inbreeding or cross breeding which could spread undesireable genetic traits into wild stock if the hibridized stock ever got loose.

Soozook and Pammy the clammy just want a spotlight to do their virtue posing melodrama and any fallacious green commie cause will do.
commented 2016-07-20 21:19:46 -0400
What Suzuki and Wynne are doing is evil, Suzuki going into schools and scaring the hell out of kids who are not old enough to from their own opinions on climate change.
They can’t convince adults ( as they say) so they get them young when they do not know any difference.
Suzuki is an idiot, Anderson is too, Most salmon farming in this country follow strict guidelines, i would not buy salmon from another country of origin, like some frozen salmon in a big retailer.
commented 2016-07-20 19:34:12 -0400
Because I want my science information from an aging blond bimbo who cannot decide what size boobs she wants and a media created science guru, who has made his fortune by milking the CBC, who willingly pay him too much of our money, for his ill informed, biased opinions.