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Response to Marine Harvest SLAPP

November 18th, 2016

On September 23, 2016 Marine Harvest sued Alexandra Morton and John and Jane Doe and All other Persons Unknown for trespass, nuisance and damages. On November 16, 2016, I joined three hereditary Dzawada'enuxw chiefs who filed a response to Marine Harvest, the biggest salmon farming corporation in the world based in Norway. Traditional leaders Farron Soukochoff, Willie Moon and Joe Willie (seen below) deny any act of trespass or nuisance as they were within the lawful traditional territory of the Dzawada'enuxw Nation and do not consent to pay damages to Marine Harvest. Download 2016-11-15 Response to Civil Claim - FILED (01297960) On August 23, 2016, chiefs and others of the Musgamagw Dzawada'enuxw First Nation and sister nations arrived at the Marine Harvest salmon farm known as Midsummer Island to perform ceremony to begin the process of cleansing their waters of the filth of the salmon farming industry. Over the past 29 years, the Dzawada’enuxw have repeatedly told the BC and Canadian governments that they do not want salmon farms in their territory. Despite their clear and sustained rejection of the salmon farming industry one third of the BC salmon farming industry is currently using Dzawada’enuxw territory to...
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Dear Minister LeBlanc changing the test does not solve the problem - ISA virus

October 12th, 2016

October 11, 2016 Dear Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc: Thank you for your reply of October 5, 2016. I am replying in an open letter. I am not sure if you are aware how inappropriate it appears when you state that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) altered the test for ISA virus in salmon and since then the virus cannot be detected in BC. The CFIA is a...
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Sued by Marine Harvest, paper published

October 6th, 2016

Early on the morning of September 26th I was scrolling through the online news and came across this headline in Norwegian - Marine Harvest plaintiff Alexandra Morton. It was a bit of a surprise to read in the Norwegian news that Marine Harvest is suing me, without any contact from Marine Harvest. I realized that this Norwegian headline reported on me by name, not...
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The Power of One - we all have it

September 2nd, 2016

They will be in Victoria TOMORROW, Saturday Sept 3, 2016 - 1 PM At the BC Parliament Buildings Vancouver ART GALLERY Monday Sept 5, 2016 1 PM the Art Gallery The nations of the Dzawada'enuxw are uniting and traveling down the coast of Vancouver Island locking arms with other nations in their quest to remove salmon farms from their traditional waters, sometimes called the Broughton Archipelago. ...
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Gotcha!

August 27th, 2016

I have now been on the RV Martin Sheen for 39 days! We have looked closely at salmon farms from Vancouver to Port Hardy. Ship's Log I brought the boat to the Musgamagw Dzawada'enuxw, in Kingcome Inlet, as they have fought this industry for nearly 30 years! They have said "no" from the beginning and yet 1/3 of the BC salmon farming industry is using their...
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Gotcha!

August 27th, 2016

I have now been on the RV Martin Sheen for 39 days! We have looked closely at salmon farms from Vancouver to Port Hardy. I brought the boat to the Musgamagw Dzawada'enuxw who have fought this industry for nearly 30 years. They have said "no" from the beginning and yet 1/3 of the BC salmon farming industry is using their territory to grow Atlantic salmon. Their...
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Gotcha!

August 27th, 2016

I have now been on the RV Martin Sheen for 39 days! We have looked closely at salmon farms from Vancouver to Port Hardy. I brought the boat to the Musgamagw Dzawada'enuxw who have fought this industry for nearly 30 years. They have said "no" from the beginning and yet 1/3 of the BC salmon farming industry is using their territory to grow Atlantic salmon. Their...
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CFIA testing for ISAV in British Columbia - acceptable?

June 24th, 2016

In the ongoing saga of what I view as a coverup of the effect of farm salmon disease on wild salmon, I have written to Canada's newest Minister of Fisheries. Recent internal CFIA emails reveal that the agency only wants only one lab in all of Canada to test for ISA virus in BC farmed salmon and that lab is shrouded in controversy due...
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Wild Salmon: A sampling expedition to the Discovery Islands

June 10th, 2016

I spent this past weekend examining young wild salmon migrating through the Discovery Islands off Campbell River. These young salmon are leaving the mighty Fraser River to start their lives out in the open ocean as they have done for thousands of years, but today they have to swim through fish farm pollutants. I am studying how this pollution of viruses, bacteria and lice affects...
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Briefing - First Nations can stop diseased farmed salmon

May 27th, 2016

Briefing: Significance to First Nations - DFO announces new farmed salmon disease May 23, 2016 Lawsuit that triggered the announcement June 2015 - Federal Court struck down conditions of licence permitting Marine Harvest to transfer farmed salmon infected with disease into open net pens. The court ruled this activity was harmful to the protection of fish and unlawful according to the Fisheries Act. Both DFO and Marine Harvest immediately appealed...
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