Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Alexandra Morton, Jack Etkin July 7, 2008

It happened again last week; with the tiresome inevitability of an unwanted visit by a least favourite relative, another massive “escape” of Atlantic salmon from a “fish farm” near Campbell River has resulted in at least 30,000 of the invasive species being loosed into coastal waters here. Escapes like the Canada Day one from the Marine Harvest operation is just one of the myriad problems to the health of indigenous species posed by B.C.’s burgeoning fish farm industry, again highlighting the great peril this business promises.

Alexandra Morton is founder of the Raincoast Research Society, and Director of the Salmon Coast Field Station. She’s based on the British Columbia mainland’s mid-coast, at the Broughton Archipelago, where she has studied sea and wildlife for more than twenty years. Alexandra Morton in the first segment.

And; Canada needs a free press; this according to media and social justice activist, and friend to GR, Jack Etkin. Tomorrow, Jack and his fellow travellers will again be on the streets to bring to the people of the city the message Victoria’s highly concentrated media will not: The time for media reform is NOW.

Jack Etkin and massaging the “mainstream” message in the second half.

And; wayward Gorilla Radio contributor Janine Bandcroft has at this hour completed her journey to Cuba with the 19th annual Goods for Cuba Caravan. We’ve managed to receive her progress reports up until now, but Cuba presents communication problems we have so far been unable to solve. But tune in next week, and we’ll likely have her updates. But first today, Alexandra Morton and what Marine Harvest’s spilt fish means for B.C.’s Pacific salmon.

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Chris Cook

Author: Chris Cook

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Thursday, 11-Noon Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, on the internet at: cfuv.ca, and archived at: www.gorilla-radio.com. He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, www.pacificfreepress.com, which you can now support at Petreon.com. Check out the GR blog at: gorillaradioblog.blogspot.ca/. G-Radio is dedicated to social justice, the environment, community, and providing a forum for people and issues not covered in the corporate media. Some past guests include: M. Shahid Alam, Joel Bakan, Maude Barlow, Ramzy Baroud, David Barsamian, Eva Bartlett, William Blum, Luciana Bohne, Helen Caldicott, Noam Chomsky, Michel Chossudovsky, Paul Cienfuegos, Jon Elmer, Yves Engler, Laura Flanders, Eva Golinger, Amy Goodman, Glenn Greenwald, Denis Halliday, Chris Hedges, Patrick Henningsen, Julia Butterfly Hill, Robert Jensen, Dahr Jamail, Chalmers Johnson, Diana Johnstone, Malalai Joya, Kathy Kelly, Naomi Klein, Frances Moore Lappe, Ingmar Lee, Dave Lindorff, Andrew Gavin Marshall, Janos Maté, Jennifer Moore, Alexandra Morton, Sharmine Narwani, Andrew Nikiforuk, Ken O'Keefe, Greg Palast, Dawn Paley, Michael Parenti, Robert Parry, John Pilger, Kevin Pina, Ted Rall, Paul Craig Roberts, John Ross, David Rovics, Danny Schechter, David Schindler, Vandana Shiva, Tim Shorrock, Norman Solomon, David Swanson, Linn Washington, Jr., Andy Worthington, Mickey Z., Howard Zinn and many others.