The problem of fish viruses has not gone away and it will continue as long as government breaks its own laws and legislation by allowing big business to lobby ministers with the promise of dollars and jobs to introduce non-native species of fish into our waters.
In the end, it will cost us the taxpayers millions of dollars for cleaning up the disasters that we are yet to experience.
Don’t believe us poor uninformed taxpayers? Open your eyes and don’t rely on your hired help.
Just take 30 minutes out of your life and look at the abundant evidence that is posted on many websites about Norway, Peru, Scotland and their experience with fish farms.
These are the same companies that are operating here in B.C. waters. There is one site that has been around for years and yet you have done nothing but pass the buck.
As our elected representatives you should be on this travesty constantly.
Why is it that it only took one sick cow with “mad cow disease” to immediately shut down the entire beef export industry within hours of discovery.
It has been years since the discovery of viruses that have attacked the foreign fishes being raised in open net fish farms right on the migration route of our wild salmon.
This is insanity.
In closing, your farmed salmon is waiting for you at the grocery store.
Are you going to buy one and support your Norwegian and Canadian business friends, or do you prefer only buy fresh wild B.C. salmon that is being forced to swim by these farms and in the process get exposed to the same viruses that are present there?