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Film Highlights Problems Of Open Net Cage Salmon Fatms

GLOBAL - A new short documentary produced by Canadian film-maker Damien Gillis, lifts the lid on the problems caused by open net cage salmon farms worldwide.

“Farmed Salmon Exposed: The Global Reach of the Norwegian Salmon Farming Industry” reveals the pervasive nature of the issues plaguing salmon aquaculture and features testimonials by witnesses discussing the environmental and socio-economic damage caused by poorly managed salmon farms.

The film features ghillie, Brian Fraser from Scotland; John Mulcahy from Save The Swilly in Ireland; Orri Vigfusson from the North Atlantic Salmon Fund in Iceland; Alexandra Morton and Dr Daniel Pauly from British Columbia; Dr Matthias Gorny from Oceana in Chile as well as Sven Helge Pedersen, King Harald and Vegard Heggem in Norway.

Premieres will take place in Edinburgh (9th), Dundonnell (10th) and Oban (11th) in Scotland; Dublin (12th) in Ireland; Santiago (11th) in Chile; Washington DC (12th) in the United States; Vancouver (12th) in Canada; and Oslo (13th) and Bergen (16th) in Norway. Further screenings in Orkney, Shetland, Arran, London, Las Vegas, Santa Cruz, Puerto Varas, Ancud and on Vancouver Island are planned later in November.

A 3 minute excerpt is online now: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eggrGn0V0fg .

From November 9 - 14, campaign partners around the world will participate in the Pure Salmon Campaign’s fourth annual Global Week of Action.

The Pure Salmon Campaign is a global project with partners in Scotland, Ireland, Norway, United States, Canada, Australia and Chile all working to raise standards on salmon farms.

For more information about the Pure Salmon Campaign and the fourth annual Global Week of Action, go to www.puresalmon.org and www.farmedsalmonexposed.org

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