Over a hundred people were in attendance on Tuesday, May 24 when the Sunshine Coast Conservation Association welcomed Alexandra Morton to Roberts Creek Hall.
Alexandra Morton is an inspired speaker, a courageous activist and an award winning author. She is also a scientist, whale researcher and is spearheading the fight to preserve wild salmon.
May Day for the Wild Salmon was launched on April 13th in Campbell River and includes stops at thirty-eight different communities, including a visit to the Cohen Inquiry in Vancouver and an overnight vigil on May Day outside the BC parliament in Victoria.
Alexs talk, Calling The Wild Salmon People focuses on the need to save wild salmon from Norwegian owned salmon feedlots. She has witnessed first hand the impact of the Norwegian salmon farms on fish and whales at her home in the Broughton Archipelago. Alexandra Morton has collaborated with scientists across North American and Europe and has taken her fight to every level of government.
Besides learning of the science behind the concerns about fish farming and what Alexandra et all have been doing to get the government to end Salmon farms in the ocean, we are all encouraged to send a note( in the shape of a salmon) to:
(Salmon are Sacred)
3866 Island Hwy W.
Qualicum Beach BC V9K 2G9
Photo Captions – Top: Attendees pose in Roberts Creek Hall with the salmon they made, in front of the sign “If enough of us stand up for wild salmon we can affect change”. Right: Alexandra Morton. Left: Barb Higgins, Sechelt Band. Bottom: Morton with SCCA Chair Jason Hertz and Executive Director Dan Bouman.