Resource: Video: Wild Salmon in Trouble
The Problem with Sea Lice and Wild Salmon: A Watershed Watch Video - Take Action!
- Always ask if it’s farmed or wild, and think twice about buying farmed 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, share this link with others! 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.