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Salmon Farm Science “touched a nerve” with Alexandra Morton

Salmon Farm Science definitely “touched a nerve” with Alexandra Morton in two recent blogs, Activist Alexandra Morton lies on national TV and Activist Alexandra Morton makes her lie even bigger

Alexandra Morton has taken to her Salmon are Sacred Facebook page and has even has posted a blog;

Who is calling me a liar? inviting her followers tojoin in the sleuthing” to uncover who is behind Salmon Farm Science.

We enjoyed reading the comment Salmon Farm Science posted on Alex’s blog and agree 100%

Hi Alex, it’s disappointing that you are wasting so much time trying to “out” the authors of our blog instead of explaining your lies, your deliberate misrepresentations of science and your dishonesty. Do you truly believe what you are saying? That is understandable. But it shows you are not interested in a real discussion, but in being right. The day you show true humility and actually admit that you’ve been wrong about things you’ve said about salmon farming is the day we will admit who we are and buy you lunch.

Meanwhile, mobilizing your cult army of clicktivists against us is amusing. Please continue.

Here are the links to the two Salmon Farm Science blogs. The comments posted on these two blogs are of interest, Salmon Farm Science and others do a great job responding to Alex’s “army of clicktivists”

Activist Alexandra Morton lies on national TV

Salmon Farm Science, May 12, 2014

CBS’ famous 60 Minutes program recently aired several segments about salmon farming, and they were actually pretty fair.

The show was a generally fair representation of salmon farming in BC. I especially liked how the segment showing the seafloor beneath a fallowed salmon farm showed the seafloor was crawling with prawns.

My only two concerns were:

1) Letting Alexandra Morton get away with a bald-faced lie when she talks about the ISA virus and says, “There’s nobody actually looking at the wild fish carefully.”

This is COMPLETELY false and it’s a shame 60 Minutes did not challenge her on this lie.

Read the Full Salmon Farm Science Blog here: http://salmonfarmscience.com/2014/05/12/activist-alexandra-morton-lies-on-national-tv/http://salmonfarmscience.com/2014/05/12/activist-alexandra-morton-lies-on-national-tv/

 Activist Alexandra Morton makes her lie even bigger

Salmon Farm Science, May 20, 2014

It would appear I touched a nerve with this post last week.

Annoyed by being caught in a lie, Alexandra Morton mobilized her followers to copy-paste this in the comments section:…

Read the full Salmon Farm Science Blog here: http://salmonfarmscience.com/2014/05/20/activist-alexandra-morton-makes-her-lie-even-bigger/

‘Namgis Closed Containment Salmon Farm

The ‘Namgis land-based salmon farm near Port McNeill will undoubtedly be challenged financially, and its cheerleaders have now proven themselves to be challenged ethically as well.

Let’s get one thing clear before we go on: conventional salmon farmers have been supportive of this project, providing fish, feed, technology and technical expertise. Salmon farmers have been hoping that the ‘Namgis land-based salmon farm wasn’t going to follow the same path that so many similar projects before it have traveled, shutting their doors after quickly being proven to be unviable in only a few harvest cycles.

But this support will end if they keep playing ethically questionable games like the one pulled on Facebook the other day.

This week Jackie Hildering, employee of the ‘Namgis farm, suggested her Facebook followers “provide input” into the proposed federal aquaculture fees for BC salmon farms. The information provided by Ms. Hildering suggests that other salmon farmers (but not the ‘Namgis farm) should be charged much more by government than is proposed in the fees.Jackie’s comments are a pretty blatant attempt to ask for other (perceived) “competitors” be taxed more than her employer. Perhaps other farmers should return the favour and ask that her farm be charged a carbon tax for producing fish at a higher footprint? After all, we all know that the carbon footprint from growing fish on land their entire lives is much higher than conventional ocean farms.

Don’t worry, veteran salmon farmers are too professional to ever stoop to such dubious tactics.