Read this blog from Alexandra Morton as she prepares to take the stand at the Cohen Commission into disappearing sockeye.
“I can see how the Fraser sockeye got where they are today. I want to
know if Salmon Leukemia is infecting the Fraser sockeye. I want to know
why only the runs that pass salmon farms are collapsing and rebounding
in unpredictable patterns. I don’t see DFO accepting this
responsibility. Dr Mike Kent – ex-DFO retracted ten years of his own
work on this disease when he was on the stand. Then Dr Mark Sheppard,
DFO said he does not think it exists and will never report it even when
presented the clinical diagnosis. Dr. Marty BCMAL also does not think
it exists even though he has reported the symptoms in 587 farm salmon.
Dr. Saksida was on the stand yesterday she says it does exist. Dr.
Miller, DFO is trying to confirm all this and DFO has taken away her
funding to work on sockeye!!”