The battle over the lucrative British Columbia fish farm industry is raging. Cullen Crozier visits the northeastern coast of Vancouver island to investigate the lines being drawn in “The Salmon Warriors.”
Some Indigenous peoples make a living out of the industry while others are calling for the total removal of all farms.
Hereditary Chief Willie Moon of the Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw people is calling for the Midsummer Island farm to be eradicated from his people’s traditional, unceded territory – arguing they weren’t consulted.
Scientists, like independent biologist Alexandra Morton say the evidence of disease spreading from farmed Atlantic salmon to the wild Pacific fish is alarming and wide-spread.
It’s a battleground and APTN Investigates takes you to the frontlines.