Letter to the editor, Vancouver Sun: Consultation, litigation, or intimidation?


I am on my 24th year working in the aquaculture industry: six years at a salmon enhancement facility (Gwani hatchery), and now 18 years working as a salmon farmer. Salmon farming has always been my source of income, it has helped me raise my family and without it I would probably be on welfare due to lack of work here in the community of Alert Bay. I have turned it into a great career that I love, support, and take great pride in. But recent activities by some people around my workplace — who don’t appreciate my career like I do — have been picked up in media headlines, and I find myself wanting to speak up for those, who like me, have chosen aquaculture as a career but don’t often get a voice in the headlines.



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