Authors Douglas Frantz and Catherine Collins, a Pulitzer Prize-winning correspondent and a former private investigator, dive deep into the murky waters of the international salmon farming industry, exposing the unappetizing truth about this fish raised in ocean cages. Frantz and Collins document how the industrialization of Atlantic salmon threatens this keystone species, endangers our health and environment, and lines the pockets of our generation's version of Big Tobacco.As we help to launch the book and challenge our own political leaders to take action to get net pens out of the water, the Tantallon event will open with an overview of the provincial situation by Simon Ryder-Burbidge of the Ecology Action Centre. John MacDonald, who lives in Bayswater adjacent to an open-net pen operation, will then share his personal account of how this industry impacts the quality of life in coastal communities.The main event will feature Catherine and Doug presenting a summary of the book, after which they will be interviewed by Colin Sproule, head of the Bay of Fundy Inshore Fisherman's Association.
All are welcome. Masks are encouraged. Copies of the book will be for sale by LaHave River Books and you can learn lots more about the book and the fabulous biographies of the authors at the Salmon Wars website.
You’ll remember, our campaign to stop Cermaq’s plan in 2020 was successful. But, little did we know at the time, that was just the beginning. Within hours of Cermaq’s departure, Cooke Aquaculture declared their intention to expand, against the will of coastal communities. Adding fuel to this fire, a new book was recently released titled Salmon Wars: the Dark Underbelly of Our Favorite Fish. It deals with the realities of open-net pen finfish farming and could not have been released at a better time. Twin Bays is co-sponsoring an event at 7:00pm on Wednesday, October 12 at the St. Margaret's Centre to provide you with an opportunity to learn more and meet the authors of "Salmon Wars". Full details below.