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VIDEO: Salmon Wars Book Launch & Speaker Event | Liverpool, N.S.

For everyone that couldn't attend in person, we're excited to share a video recording of our recent event at the Astor Theatre in Liverpool.

As a member of the Healthy Bays Network, the Protect Liverpool Bay Association (PLB) was thrilled to bring investigative reporters and authors Catherine Collins and Doug Frantz to the historic Astor Theatre in Liverpool, Nova Scotia for the launch of their latest book, Salmon Wars – The Dark Underbelly of Our Favourite Fish.

The authors present some of the highlights of this damning expose on Big Salmon in Atlantic Canada and beyond as well as discuss how the choices we make affect our health and the health of our oceans.

The event opens with a showing of The Ocean Solution, a short film by Darcy Hennesey Turenne for Patagonia Provisions about Bren Smith, the ocean farming pioneer whose vertical kelp and shellfish farms can transform the way food is produced.

Dr. Tony Charles, Director of the School of Environment, professor in the Sobey School of Business and Senior Research Fellow in Environment and Sustainability at Saint Mary’s University (Halifax) makes the keynote address. He specializes in interdisciplinary research focusing on environmental systems and especially fisheries, coasts and oceans, notably relating to governance, socio-economics and sustainability. and

Simon Ryder-Burbidge, Health Bays Network and Ecology Action Centre’s Marine Coordinator presents on Nova Scotia’s flawed aquaculture expansions plans and environmental degradation we can expect should that plan be allowed to proceed… and

Please watch, we do hope you enjoy and SHARE!

And a big thank you to PLB president and founder Brian Muldoon for MC'ing and for always helping us to keep “NO to Open net pen fishing farming” in the forefront of our minds!

It was clear from the event’s turnout that Queens County residents have no intention of allowing Cooke Aquaculture to expand in Liverpool Bay!!! We're calling on our leaders to put a stop to the expansion of salmon farming in our own waters.

Thanks to all who participated and attended!

And a special thanks to Michael from Lunenburg Bound who came out to handle book sales at the event. If you don't have a copy yet, you can purchase the Salmon Wars book online from Lunenburg Bound Book Shop, who currently have stock of the hard copy and are taking pre-orders for the paper back version.


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