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Recent Releases from Salmon are Sacred

Polling suggests wild salmon protection is a winning platform in BC

Published Thu, 18 Apr 2013 17:56:50 EST Read More

Media Release (Vancouver, BC) A poll conducted by Oraclepoll Research Limited suggests that candidates in the provincial election should take the issue of protecting wild salmon from salmon feedlots seriously. The poll, which interviewed 1000 British Columbia citizens between March 21st and March 28th and has a margin of error of +/-3.1 %, found that over 70 percent of those surveyed were more likely to vote for a candidate that supports the protection of wild salmon. ...... Click here to read this release



Elizabeth May, Jane Sterk and Alexandra Morton host Salmon Confidential screening in Sidney on April 20th

Published Fri, 12 Apr 2013 17:11:20 EST Read More

Media Advisory (Sidney, BC) On April 20 Elizabeth May (MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands and national Green Party leader), and Jane Sterk (BC Green Party leader and candidate for Victoria-Beacon Hill) join biologist Dr. Alexandra Morton in presenting the new bio-political documentary Salmon Confidential in Sidney, BC. The film will be a launch pad for a lively discussion about salmon, economy, politics, science, and this upcoming provincial election. To date, the Green Par...... Click here to read this release



Salmon Confidential: Upcoming Film Showings in BC

Published Mon, 8 Apr 2013 15:46:24 EST Read More

Biologist and filmmaker tour BC with controversial new documentary Media Advisory Below is a list of upcoming screenings of Salmon Confidential in BC communities. You can also watch Salmon Confidential online at http://salmonconfidential.ca. For more details about each screening date and location, see calendar at http://www.salmonaresacred.org/ca...... Click here to read this release



BC takes small but important step in right direction to remove salmon feedlots from the migratory routes of wild salmon

Published Fri, 22 Mar 2013 18:33:04 EST Read More

Media Release (Victoria, BC, March 22, 2013) - Alexandra Morton, speaking on behalf of Salmon are Sacred (salmonaresacred.org), observed, “I am glad that the Christie Clark Liberals (with today’s Discovery Islands announcement) recognize there is a problem with salmon feedlots on wild salmon migration routes. This small but important step in the right direction makes it clear that siting salmon feedlots is a provincial resp...... Click here to read this release



Application made to reopen Cohen Commission into the decline of Fraser River salmon

Published Tue, 24 Apr 2012 13:38:27 EST Read More

Discovery of Salmon Heart Virus Threat to Fraser Sockeye April 24, 2012 (Vancouver, BC) Today, the Aquaculture Coalition, which includes Alexandra Morton represented by Gregory McDade, submitted an application to the Cohen Commission into the decline of the Fraser Sockeye seeking to reopen hearings and examine new and significant disease findings pursuant to Rule 65. Farm salmon purchased during February 2012 in BC supermarkets tested ...... Click here to read this release



New virus found in farm salmon sold in Canadian supermarkets

Published Fri, 13 Apr 2012 13:17:20 EST Read More

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"Ottawa: Step Away from Our Fish!"

Published Tue, 6 Sep 2011 09:19:19 EST Read More

Alexandra Morton issues ‘Wild Salmon People's Manifesto' At 9:00 am, September 6, Salmon Are Sacred supporters wearing ‘Wild Salmon Warrior' tattoos gather outside the courtroom at 701 W. Georgia with ‘Stop Fish Farms' signs to demand salmon farms GET OUT! (Vancouver, B.C. Sept 6, 2011) - Alexandra Morton today issued the ‘Wild Salmon People's Manifesto' outside the Cohen Commission. The ‘Wild Salmon People's Manifest...... Click here to read this release



BC Premier Christy Clark deserves applause after release of classified salmon farm disease data, says Alexandra Morton

Published Tue, 30 Aug 2011 13:28:25 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity (Vancouver, August 30, 2011) Yesterday, in a historic moment for the coast of British Columbia, the lawyer representing the Province of B.C. at the Cohen Commission retracted her objection to the release of salmon farm disease data and the data became public. Alexandra Morton can speak to the importance of this once classified data being released through the Cohen Commission, and why she thinks salmon farms have become the gatekeeper to the Fraser sockeye ...... Click here to read this release



"It's Miller Time"

Published Wed, 24 Aug 2011 11:31:00 EST Read More

Media Release Alexandra Morton applauds ‘Scientist of the Year' Dr. Kristi Miller (Vancouver, B.C., August 24, 2011) The Wild Salmon People gathered this morning in support of "muzzled" Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) scientist Dr. Kristi Miller. Dr. Miller is on the stand today at the evidentiary hearings on ‘Diseases' at the Cohen Commission. Supporters rallied outside the courtroom in Vancouver with "It's Miller ...... Click here to read this release



Disease Days of Salmon

Published Mon, 22 Aug 2011 09:58:47 EST Read More

Media Release Decade of Data Disclosed for B.C.'s Salmon Feedlots (Vancouver, B.C., August 22, 2011) A decade of data detailing infectious diseases on 120 salmon feedlots in British Columbia, Canada, is expected to be entered as evidence this week via the Cohen Commission's inquiry into the Fraser River sockeye. The evidentiary hearings on ‘Diseases' begin this morning until Thursday (August 25) - with witnesses includin...... Click here to read this release



Cohen Commission Countdown

Published Mon, 8 Aug 2011 10:12:19 EST Read More

Media Release Cohen Commission Countdown 30 witnesses over 12 days to testify during hearings on salmon ‘Diseases' & ‘Aquaculture' Echo Bay, B.C., August 8th, 2011 - The Cohen Commission has posted its list of witnesses (www.cohencommission.ca/en/Schedule/) for the evidentiary hearings on ‘Diseases' (August 22 - 24) and ‘Aquaculture' (August 25 - September 8). Dr. Kris...... Click here to read this release



Mayday Mayday Mayday for Wild Salmon!

Published Fri, 29 Apr 2011 16:29:26 EST Read More

Media Advisory A walk from Saanich to Victoria on May Day (May 1, 2011) and rally at the BC Parliament. Start at 9am from Tsawout First Nation in Saanich (7728 Tetayut Rd) - or meet at 12.30pm at Lana Popham's constituency office (4085 Quadra St) or at the BC Parliament from 3pm to 5pm. More details via: ...... Click here to read this release



Alexandra Morton returns fish farm manure to aquaculture site

Published Tue, 26 Apr 2011 15:21:26 EST Read More

Media Release (Campbell River, B.C., April 26, 2011) This morning, Alexandra Morton delivered fish farm manure back to Marine Harvest before visiting the head offices of Mainstream and John Duncan MP as part of a peaceful 'Fish Farm Crime Scene' tour. Later today (1pm), a flotilla protest and swim around a salmon farm operated by Grieg Seafood will take place in Conville Bay in the Wild Salmon Narrows around Quadra Island. "This is a crime scene," said Alexandra Morton. "...... Click here to read this release