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BCSFA, June 8, 2012
In May 2012, Alexandra Morton posted an online petition at www.change.org suggesting that farm-raised salmon is unsafe to eat….Members of the BC Salmon Farms Association would like to correct some of the most obvious erroneous and misleading statements within the petition…
http://www.salmonfarmers.org/sites/default/files/morton-petition.pdf
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And more to go with that:

New information brochure arriving in local communities
BCSFA, Tuesday, June 12, 2012
The newest edition of an annual information update by BC’s salmon farmers is now arriving in the mail of area homes…
http://www.salmonfarmers.org/new-information-brochure-arriving-local-communities

Expansion of Best Aquaculture Practices Certification at More Skuna Bay Farms: All Skuna Bay Salmon Now BAP Certified
Skuna Bay, June 11, 2012
http://www.skunasalmon.com/news

World needs more aquaculture
FishfarmingXpert, June 12, 2012
- I dont know much about aquaculture, but I know a whole lot about poverty and hunger.
Former General Secretary of UN, now peace negotiator, Kofi Annan, opened his speech to the AquaVision aduience in Stavanger, Norway, with an appeal to increase the aquaculture production.
http://www.fishfarmingxpert.com/index.php?page_id=76&article_id=95130

Aquaculture gains top level recognition as a contributor to future food production
Fish Update, June 12, 2012
Kofi Annan left a deep impression on world aquaculture leaders when spoke this morning, June 12 2012, on how aquaculture can contribute to feeding nine billion people by 2050.
http://www.fishupdate.com/news/fullstory.php/aid/17739

Salmon dialogue gains momentum
Fishnewseu,  14 June 2012
THE Salmon Aquaculture Dialogue handed over the global salmon standard for responsible farming to the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) on June 13.
http://www.fishnewseu.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8396:salmon-dialogue-gains-momentum&catid=46:world&Itemid=56

Animal Health Act in limbo
Ben Ingram, Coast Reporter, June 15, 2012
Spokespeople from the salmon farming industry said media assertions of the proposed Animal Health Act’s potential impact on their industry “were manifestly not correct.”
http://www.coastreporter.net/article/20120615/SECHELT0101/306159975/-1/sechelt/animal-health-act-in-limbo

Wild migrating salmon likely infected their farmed cousins in B.C., say experts
June 11, 2012 | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press
VANCOUVER - Observers of the decades-long argument over fish farming in B.C. can now add one more shade of grey to the debate.
Industry critics have long feared Atlantic salmon raised in open-net cages in the ocean can pass on diseases to wild salmon and as a result, jeopardize those wild stocks.
But an outbreak of infectious haematopoietic necrosis, known as IHN, on an Atlantic salmon farm off Vancouver Island's west coast in May appears to have been caused by passing wild stocks, a reversal of the traditional arguments against the industry.
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/wild-migrating-salmon-likely-infected-their-farmed-cousins-in-bc-say-experts-158406415.html

Hatchery fish are not wild
Protesting the Protesters, June 12, 12
This is part two in a three part series on Alaskan salmon ranching.
Salmon aquaculture in Alaska can be described multiple ways: salmon ranching, salmon enhancement and salmon hatcheries.
http://protestingtheprotesters.wordpress.com/2012/06/12/hatchery-fish-are-not-wild/


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BCSFA, June 8, 2012
In May 2012, Alexandra Morton posted an online petition at www.change.org suggesting that farm-raised salmon is unsafe to eat….Members of the BC Salmon Farms Association would like to correct some of the most obvious erroneous and misleading statements within the petition…
http://www.salmonfarmers.org/sites/default/files/morton-petition.pdf

That's the great thing about free speech.....   

Now it's up to us to decide who we should believe; a corporation whose sole objective is to make it's shareholders happy by generating a profit, or a lady whose sole objective is to save the wild salmon for the benefit of everyone.
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Now it's up to us to decide who we should believe;

I find it interesting how AF is always speaking for the general public.  Speak for yourself bud ;D
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I find it interesting how AF is always speaking for the general public.  Speak for yourself bud ;D

I thought I've been pretty clear that the feedlots will say anything and do anything that will allow them to continue to pollute our coast while selling an inferior product to whoever will believe their stories. I have an idea that a large chunk of the public believes this as well.

That may be why it appears that I am speaking for the general public...  :)
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I thought I've been pretty clear
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the feedlots will say anything and do anything that will allow them to continue to pollute our coast
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while selling an inferior product
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I have an idea that a large chunk of the public believes this as well.
  Thats more like it.  At least you are clear that it is just an idea that you have which suggests that maybe it just isn't a fact.  I have a feeling you are very wrong.

Nice to have you back at my level.
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I find it interesting how AF is always speaking for the general public.  Speak for yourself bud ;D
He and many others speak for the general public on this and many other environmental issues.

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I'm the general public and he sure doesn't speak for me.

I suspect it is more accurate to say he and many others speak for themselves.
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I'm the general public and he sure doesn't speak for me.

I suspect it is more accurate to say he and many others speak for themselves.
you are in the minority then. ;D ;D ;D

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Doesnt speak for me either. Minority????.....please keep on dreaming. Thank god for companies like Enbridge for pulling publicty away from hounds like Morton and giving us something truly serious to fight against, althought AF seems to be the minority there. :D :D
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Doesnt speak for me either. Minority????.....please keep on dreaming. Thank god for companies like Enbridge for pulling publicty away from hounds like Morton and giving us something truly serious to fight against, althought AF seems to be the minority there. :D :D
Ok 3 or 4 of you on here. ;D ;D

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You know where I stand on this - makes me # 4??
She seems desperate now.  I'm looking forward to her next faux pas but I may miss it as I'm away for the next week or so :D
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you are in the minority then. ;D ;D ;D

Strike 2..................
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She seems desperate now.  I'm looking forward to her next faux pas but I may miss it as I'm away for the next week or so Cheesy

Should be any day now, or the media wont pay attention.  It that case we will have to settle for her blog.  I am certain she will wait for the media to have a slow day and put a new item up.  The media seems to be the qualifying organization for her science. :-\
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