Conflicting science muddies Cohen Commission waters

For over a year, the Cohen Commission has been investigating the decline of Fraser River salmon in British Columbia.

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For over a year, the Cohen Commission has been investigating the decline of Fraser River salmon in British Columbia.

For the past two weeks debate has raged over role that fish farms may have played on the decline of wild salmon stocks.

On Wednesday, a prominent biologist turned activist defended her work that connected the industry to the rise of parasites that killed wild salmon.

APTN National News reporter Rob Smith offers a small peak into the complex and often contradictory testimony Justice Bruce Cohen will have to sift through before making his final judgment.

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