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New Film Documents Issues of Salmon Farms

GLOBE - A new film is to be released in which prominent scientists and Canadian First Nation representatives speak their minds about the salmon farming industry and problems associated with it.

The film Aquacultural Revolution was created by filmmaker Damien Gillis of Save Our Rivers Society in collaboration with Watershed Watch Salmon Society with support from the Coastal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform and Save Our Salmon.

The film says that as currently practiced, salmon aquaculture is a major threat to wild salmon, the world over. Subsequently, Watershed Watch conducts education and outreach programmes in an effort to raise awareness of harmful industry practices.

Watershed Watch says that it also negotiates directly with industry and have attempted to conduct collaborative research to come to agreed conclusions on the impacts of salmon farming. "Unfortunately, industry and government still deny much of the published science that highlights the negative impacts of salmon farming," claims the group.

Watershed Watch is a founding member of the Coastal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform, and have also represented aboriginal groups such as the Musgamagw Tsawataineuk Tribal Council in examinations of salmon farm impacts in their traditional territories.

the Fish Site Editor

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