Ep. 364 - Fake News From Fish Farms
A site called SeaWestNews describes Alexandra Morton as “BC’s loudest anti-salmon farming activist,” and her writing as “rambling” and “conspiracy-laden.” Originally a whale biologist from California, Morton was shocked into activism when her research revealed the devastating results of industrialized salmon farming. Since then, she’s been subject to attack campaigns meant to discredit her, intimidated by sea Mounties, and surveilled by armed operatives in boats with tinted windows. And she’s exposed the salmon industry’s influence on the government department meant to protect the oceans. It's all documented in her book, Not on My Watch: How a renegade whale biologist took on governments and industry to save wild salmon. This episode is brought to you by the Rotman School of Management, Kilne and FreshBooks. Additional music by Audio Network. Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.