We are beyond excited to be bringing such esteemed guests to The Astor Theatre for this speaking event to showcase the launch of the new book Salmon Wars, The Dark Underbelly of Our Favourite Fish, a damning expose on Big Salmon in Atlantic Canada and beyond. Its also about how the choices we make effect our health and the health of our oceans.
Although the book takes a global look at the net-pen industry there's lots of local content and the authors have a personal connection to the Liverpool area.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS Investigative journalists Douglas Frantz and Catherine Collins began work on Salmon Wars in January 2020 after hearing about the environmental dangers of salmon farming at a public meeting near their home in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. Nearly 30 years earlier they had seen a single small salmon farm create a dead zone on the seabed in front of Catherine's parents' home in Eagle Head, that farm was the original Coffin Island fish farm site.
"Frantz spent 37 years as a newspaper editor and reporter, sharing a Pulitzer Prize at The New York Times and serving as managing editor of the Los Angeles Times. After leaving journalism, he was chief investigator for the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Assistant Secretary of State in the Obama administration, and Deputy Secretary General of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Collins was a reporter and prize-winning foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune and contributed to The New York Times and Los Angeles Times. Upon leaving her newspaper career, she became a private investigator specializing in international financial fraud and corruption."
In the early 1990's Catherine's parents retired to Eagle Head, next to Liverpool Bay. Her father was a lifelong fly fisher and was fascinated as the first salmon farm was installed next to Coffin Island. He even took trips out to the island with a neighbour who had a glass bottom boat. Within a couple of years, they saw the shoreline of the island littered with trash and the seabed beneath the farm was dead. Like many, her father had hoped for better but soon believed salmon farms were doing more harm than good. That was nearly 30 years ago...
Don't miss the opportunity to join us on Sunday for what promises to be an insightful conversation and Q&A with Doug & Catherine and our guest speakers. All attendees can enter their name in our draw for a free chance to win one of 3 signed books!
***** UPDATE: DUE TO STORM FIONA THIS EVENT IN LIVERPOOL WAS CANCELLED FOR SUNDAY, SEPT. 25TH, AND IS BEING RESCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER. STAY TUNED FOR OUR ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE NEW DATE COMING SOON. ALL OTHER DETAILS FOR THE EVENT WILL REMAIN THE SAME. *****
Lunenburg Bound book shop will be set up in the lobby with a supply of the book so you can skip the shipping and purchase a copy in person - and even get it signed.