As noted on the website for the documentary, “Salmon Confidential is a new film on the government cover up of what is killing BC’s wild salmon. When biologist Alexandra Morton discovers BC’s wild salmon are testing positive for dangerous European salmon viruses associated with salmon farming worldwide, a chain of events is set off by government to suppress the findings. …The film documents Morton’s journey as she attempts to overcome government and industry roadblocks thrown in her path and works to bring critical information to the public in time to save BC’s wild salmon. The film provides surprising insight into the inner workings of government agencies, as well as rare footage of the bureaucrats tasked with managing our fish and the safety of our food supply.”
To watch the 70-minute film free on-line, go to http://salmonconfidential.ca/.
The film highlights the story of Dr. Kristi Miller. As we noted in a November 2011 campaign blog, Postmedia News has reported, “Top bureaucrats in Ottawa have muzzled a leading fisheries scientist whose discovery could help explain why salmon stocks have been crashing off Canada’s West Coast… The documents show the Privy Council Office, which supports the Prime Minister’s Office, stopped Kristi Miller from talking about one of the most significant discoveries to come out of a federal fisheries lab in years.”
Council of Canadians chapters in Powell River (on April 4), Comox Valley (April 9), and Mid-Island (April 15) have organized screenings of this film. Upcoming screenings are also being organized by chapters in Delta/ Richmond (April 25), Kamloops (April 30), and Kelowna (May 1).
For more, please read:
NEWS: Harper government silences scientist over salmon study
UPDATE: Grewal marches in Vancouver for wild salmon protection
UPDATE: Open pen fish farms an issue for South Shore chapter