Alexandra’s recent posts.
June 14th, 2017
On June 13, 2017 I learned from Marine Harvest what damages are that they are seeking from me.
While there was no actual damage to the farms during the First Nation ceremony I attended, as everyone was very careful, Marine Harvest is now claiming they were concerned for the integrity of their farm's anchoring system because I made contact with one of the yellow buoys - with a teaspoon that I was using to collect a biological sample.
I don't want to spend much time on this because it is so ridiculous.
However, as I document areas of the BC coast currently experiencing heavy infection and losses from sea lice from salmon farms and the salmon farming industry and the Minister of Fisheries are fighting me to prevent disease testing of farmed Atlantic salmon stocks before transfer into BC marine waters, Marine Harvest thinks it is a good idea to sue me for touching a farm with a teaspoon.
They are worried about a teaspoon when they are having enormous impact on the health of wild salmon.
My colleagues and I have extensively published made-in-BC science on the impact of salmon farms, there is more science on...
June 4th, 2017
Marine Harvest backs down from First Nation
Marine Harvest files Discontinuance against "John and Jane Doe"
On May 25, 2017 Marine Harvest dropped their trespass charges against the First Nations who boarded their salmon farm last summer. They filed a Notice of Discontinuance against John and Jane Doe. This establishes a significant precedent for all Nations trying to protect their territory from the ravages of...
May 22nd, 2017
June 1 is the first court date in the trespass suit that Marine Harvest filed against me and “John and Jane Doe” for boarding their salmon farm, at Midsummer Island, anchored in Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw territory. Marine Harvest will be attempting to separate me from the First Nations. I am of no consequence in this case, mere cannon fodder, this is a contest between First Nations...
April 22nd, 2017
So many people are contacting me, because I fell silent over the winter, and so I thought I would write a blog today, on Earth Day, when thousands of my colleagues are becoming activists for science around the world. Certainly the "enemies" of the truth about salmon farms have only grown stronger. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency recommends government not even speak with me.
February 25th, 2017
February 25, 2017
Today, a team of scientists from the Pacific Salmon Foundation and Fisheries and Oceans Canada, funded by Genome BC, published a scientific paper that put to rest the debate whether the salmon disease, heart and skeletal muscle inflammation, HSMI is occurring in BC farm salmon.
Could the piscine reovirus be harmful in one ocean, and harmless in another as was commonly believed? The...
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...
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...
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...
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.