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Fish Farm Sues Alexandra Morton for Trespassing

The Tyee | By Andrew Nikiforuk | September 30, 2016 The activist-biologist, a long-time critic of the industry, describes development as a ‘SLAPP’ suit. Marine Harvest is suing activist and biologist Alexandra Morton for trespassing on three of its fish farms last...

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First Nation brings fish farm protest to Vancouver

News1130 | By Lasia Kretzel  | September 5, 2016 Members of the Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw First Nation joined hands with Fraser Nations outside the Vancouver Art Gallery Monday as the group wrapped up its latest series of protests against salmon farms in their area. The...

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Fish farm protest draws hundreds to legislature

Times Colonist | By Richard Watts | September 3, 2016 A protest against ocean-water fish farms drew about 400 people, including First Nations members, leaders, politicians, activists and supporters to the B.C. legislature Saturday. The demonstration was led by leaders...

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First Nation Protestors Rally For Fish Farm Evictions

The Tyee | By Andrew Nikiforuk | August 31, 2016 Campbell River meeting comes as Morton video of farmed fish goes viral.   More than 50 First Nations protestors, including several hereditary chiefs, called for the eviction of multinational-owned fish farms from...

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Fish farm protestors descend on Campbell River

Campbell River Mirror | By Jocelyn Doll | August 30th, 2016 On Monday morning Alexandra Morton and the crew of the Sea Shepherd stopped in Campbell River and stood hand-in-hand with members of local First Nations bands to protest fish farms. The group of around 50...

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Four arrested after Clayoquot Sound fish farm protest

Times Colonist | By Amy Smart | August 26, 2016 ish farming companies Cermaq and Marine Harvest are coming under fire from coastal First Nations, who have issued eviction notices and tried to stop operations. RCMP arrested and released four members of the Ahousaht...

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RCMP Arrest Four Indigenous Protesters over Fish Farm Action

The Tyee.ca | By Andrew Nikiforuk | September 25, 2016 ‘It is the right of any human to protect their land and water,’ says one protester. The RCMP has arrested and released four Indigenous protesters in the community of Ahousaht, B.C. for trying to obstruct a fish...

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First Nation Serves Evictions Notices to BC Fish Farms

The Tyee | By Andrew Nikiforuk | August 22, 2016 Orders follow a number of developments, including federal decision to extend licences. The Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw, whose traditional lands includes much of the Broughton Archipelago, have boarded two Japanese-owned...

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First Nations Hand Eviction Notices to Fish Farms

Desmog Blog | By Judith Lavoie • Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 11:49 Members of the Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw First Nation say salmon farms in their territory are destroying wild salmon runs and polluting clam beds and they must leave. On Thursday and Friday a small...

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What’s Fishy About the Feds’ Salmon Promises?

Desmog Blog | By Judith Lavoie| August 10, 2016 As federal Fisheries and Oceans Minister Dominic LeBlanc was in West Vancouver Tuesday, promising that his government would act on all 75 recommendations from the 2012 Cohen Commission into the decline of Fraser River...

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Meet the Crew Aboard the Fish-Farm Patrolling ‘Martin Sheen’

The Tyee | By Andrew Nikiforuk | August 8, 2016 No ‘hippie terrorists’ here, the sailors supporting Alexandra Morton’s research mission share a passion for ocean life. Sailing aboard the Martin Sheen for a couple of days can quickly crush every expectation one might...

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First Nations group urges feds to stop expansion of fish farms

Times Colonist | By Amy Smart  | July 27, 2016 The First Nations Wild Salmon Alliance is calling on the federal government to stop expansion of fish farming and include First Nations in its efforts to protect wild salmon. Open-net pen farming threatens the health of...

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Farmed salmon pits Island First Nation against activists

Times Colonist | By Amy Smart | July 24, 2016 n Island First Nation says wild salmon advocates aren’t welcome at its fish farms. Tlowitsis Chief John M. Smith said he won’t allow conservationists to visit two small Atlantic salmon farms on the Campbell River nation’s...

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The call for a boycott of farmed salmon sow anxiety

Huffington Post Quebec | Radio-Canada.ca | July 18, 2016 Note: This article is translated from French. The original article can be viewed here. The Association of British Columbia salmon farmers are concerned about the consequences of a boycott of their products. The...

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Former Baywatch star wants you to stop eating farmed salmon

NRK Sapmi | By Dan Robert Larson | July 19, 2016 Note: Story is translated from Norwegian. See original version here. A new campaign led by the controversial "Sea Shepherd Society," requested consumers not to buy farmed salmon. Pamela Anderson is best known from the...

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BC salmon farms under fire with latest campaign

Global News | By Kylie Stanton | July 18, 2016 The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is launching it’s latest campaign – “Operation Virus Hunter.”  The plan is to investigate the lawfulness of the salmon farming industry in B.C., and this time it’s backed by some high...

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Sea Shepherd ‘Pirates’ to Turn Spotlight on BC Salmon Farms

The Tyee | By Andrew Nikiforuk | July 19, 2016 When Alexandra Morton learned that Paul Watson, the combative navigator of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, was sending a research vessel to British Columbia to help draw attention to the threat fish farms pose to...

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Pamela Anderson joins Sea Shepherd in anti-fish-farm campaign

Business in Vancouver | By Nelson Bennet | July 18, 2016, 4:08 p.m Pamela Anderson, the former B.C. actress of Baywatch fame, is lending her name to the maritime activist group, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, and anti-fish-farm campaigner Alexandra Morton in a...

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Sea Shepherd Investigates Canadian Salmon Farms

The Maritime Executive | By MarEx 2016-07-17 19:07:59 Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has teamed with Canadian biologist Alexandra Morton and actor/activist Pamela Anderson for Operation Virus Hunter, a new campaign investigating the lawfulness of the salmon farming...

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Conservation groups launch investigation of B.C. salmon farms

Times Colonist | July 17, 2016 | Katheiine Dedyna Scores of salmon farms around Vancouver Island will be given six-year licences instead of one-year deals, sparking alarm among wild-salmon advocates. The move happens at the same time as a push by environmentalists to...

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Pamela Anderson joins anti-fish farm fight in B.C.

The Province | Vancouver Sun CHERYL CHAN (Vancouver Sun) Link: http://www.theprovince.com/news/local+news/pamela+anderson+joins+anti+fish+farm+fight/12065150/story.html Published: July 17, 2016  Updated: July 18, 2016 2:02 AM The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is...

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Critics say fish farm licence extension ‘reckless’

The Globe and Mail (BC Edition) |12 Jul 2016 | MARK HUME A federal government decision to extend the licence terms of fish farms on the B.C. coast to six years, from one, has come under attack from environmentalists concerned about the health of wild salmon. Eddie...

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