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First Nations Chief invites Norwegian King to British Columbia to witness the devestating effects of Norwegian fish farms on wild salmon

Friday, June 6th 2008 10:08:38am

Interview Opportunity:

Chief Bob Chamberlin from the Kwicksutaineuk-ah-kwa-mish First Nation in British Columbia will deliver a letter inviting Norwegian King to see the operation of Marine Harvest fish farms on the Canadian west coast.

WHEN:

Friday, June 6, 2008 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm (Norwegian Central European Summer Time)
Friday, June 6, 2008 from 5:00 am to 11:00 am (Canadian EST)

WHAT:  

First Nations Chief from British Columbia, Canada to present letter to Norwegian King asking that he come see the devastating effects Norwegian owned fish farms are having on BC wild salmon stocks.

Canadian First Nations Chief Bob Chamberlin will present a letter to Norwegian King Harald V inviting his Excellency to visit the Village of Gilford Island in BC to see the open net-cage farms of Norwegian salmon farming company Marine Harvest.

Published research shows that sea lice from salmon farms are seriously impacting wild salmon in British Columbia. The company has salmon farms throughout the BC coast, including in the Broughton Archipelago, where research shows high rates of sea lice infection have seriously depressed wild salmon runs.

Sea lice levels on wild salmon have been severe and population declines of 98% have been recorded in this high farm density area on the coast.

New data published in the journal Science predicts that wild pink salmon in the Broughton Archipelago will be driven to extinction within four years unless action is taken to address the deadly impact of sea lice from salmon farms.


To arrange an interview, contact:

In Oslo:

Don Staniford
European Representative
Pure Salmon Campaign
Email: dstaniford(at)puresalmon.org
Tel: +1 202 251 3997
a href='http://www.puresalmon.org'>www.puresalmon.org and a href='http://www.farmedsalmonexposed.org'>www.farmedsalmon.org

In Canada:

Jonathan Laderoute
e|c|o
Tel: +1 416 972 7401
laderoutej(at)huffstrategy.com

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