Photography and commentary from John Fujimagari

Saving Salmon

Pair Under A Dogwood

The radio program Ideas on CBC had an episode on Saving Salmon. Having witnessed the Adams River sockeye salmon run last year, I was very interested in the thoughts presented in the program. It changed my opinion of farm raised Atlantic salmon and how the farms are affecting the condition of the coastal environment. I no longer purchase farm raised Atlantic salmon from stores or restaurants. It explained how the record high number of returning salmon in the 2010 run was made possible by the fact that it is the only run that travels up the west coast of Vancouver Island, there by avoiding travelling past the 70 some fish farms up through Johnstone Straight and on to the North Pacific.

Listen for yourself and form your own opinions:

In the best light…


One response

  1. Nice one John, I did not get out to the salmon at all this year, sadly. Too busy with work. I always make sure I don’t buy farmed Salmon either. The wild stocks are facing serious issues! I’ve started following Alexandra Morton on FB, she is working very hard advocating for wild salmon.


    November 7, 2011 at 21:33

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