There seems to be no end to small details that paint a very disturbing picture in the coastal salmon farming industry. Why do we have to rely on private citizens to protect public interests while public servants work at protecting private interests?
On the stand on Friday was Kerra Hoyseth Senior Aquaculture Biologist, Environmental Operations DFO.
In July 2008, I contacted DFO to report oily gas bubbles rising to the surface close to a salmon farm called Cecil Island in the Broughton Archipelago, which is my home.
I was told at the time that it was just bubbling from the mussels falling away from the nets. However, on the stand evidence quite to the contrary came forward.
On September 24, Ms Hoyseth received an email from a provincial biologist that a a large pipe used to suck up dead farm salmon was lying on the bottom “full of dead fish,” right where the bubbles had been reported.