Fisheries and Oceans Accused of Suppressing the Trush

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A leading fisheries activist is accusing the department of Fisheries and Oceans of suppressing the truth about the dangers of fish farms and it’s effects on wild salmon.

Alexandra Mortin also says because of this, the Cohen commission charged with looking into the catastrophic drop in wild salmon stocks will be ineffective because of it.

The comments were made as hundreds gathered in downtown Vancouver to demand the removal of farms from the ocean.

Aptn’s Rob Smith was there and files this report.

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