Wild Salmon in Trouble Video: The Link Between Farmed Salmon, Sea Lice and Wild Salmon

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Background on the movie

BC's wild salmon are cultural icons that undertake epic migrations, fuel coastal ecosystems, and contribute immensely to BC's economy. Unfortunately, wild salmon also face many threats; one of the most immediate is from salmon farms and sea lice. Watershed Watch Salmon Society is a leader in publicizing the threat open net salmon farming poses to wild salmon. We recognized that although the sea lice issue has received considerable media attention, it is a complicated topic and good visual resources are needed to help people understand the connection between salmon farms, sea lice and wild salmon. We created this animation to answer some of the questions we hear regularly and provide an overview of the salmon life cycle so the public can make informed decisions regarding the seafood they purchase.

The film was animated by Markus Radtke, original music and narration performed by Earle Peache, and technical direction and post production for the web by David Montie. If you would like to help spread the word about sea lice and wild salmon in trouble, please forward this link via or see our distribution instructions page to find out how you can help circulate the film. For other inquires about the film contact us. Wild Salmon in Trouble was produced in conjunction with the Coastal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform and with additional support from the Patrick Hodgson Family Foundation.

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