Alexandra Morton, a vocal independent biologist turned activist must endure a barrage of questionsfrom industry and government lawyers in a federal inquiry in Canada, the Cohen Commission into the Decline of the Sockeye salmon. Expecting that her years of research into the detrimental effects of open ocean fish farms would find a place in a sea of evidence, she is instead questioned on her qualifications and integrity.
Here's a courtroom drama as fascinating as any fictional courtroom drama, but this is about the attempt to discredit and muzzle those standing up for our incredibly valuable resource, the salmon. It's a historical event but currently very pertinent to the news breaking about still more problems with in ocean net raising of Atlantic salmon; sea lice, disease transmission, escapement, pollution etc. Our NDP/Green government is currently making critical decisions based on these kinds of inquiry and industry pressure. (Pg?)
And with Alexandra Morton by phone Alexandra Morton is an independent biologist publishing research on the devastating impact of salmon farm disease and sea lice on wild salmon and whales. Alexandra Morton's website