The Nashwaak Watershed Association is proud to present a screening of SALMON WARS: Salmon Farms, Wild Fish and the Future of Communities, a film by Silver Donald Cameron and Chris Beckett. All are welcome to attend, no reserved seats. A discussion will follow. This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Wednesday, November 14, 7:30 PM
Hugh John Flemming Forestry Complex, Fredericton, NB
K.C. Irving Theatre
For more information, call Peter at (506) 459-6663
From the official website:
In 2010, strongly encouraged by Nova Scotia’s NDP government, international salmon-farming corporations moved to establish massive new salmon feedlots in three pristine bays and harbours, and to expand existing feedlots in other inlets. Galvanized by the threat to wildlife habitat, tourism, salmon runs and the all-important lobster fishery, Nova Scotia’s coastal communities furiously opposed the plan, to no avail.
Silver Donald Cameron, then a columnist for the province’s leading newspaper, wrote a column (which you can read below) denouncing the expansion — and got a call from a worried salmon conservationist who wanted to know how opponents of the feedlots could most powerfully publicize the issue.
Cameron was also the host and executive producer of the environmental web site The Green Interview, which provides video interviews with the world’s leading environmentalists. With his colleague Chris Beckett, he had the capacity to produce a video documentary for non-traditional distribution via cable, the web, village meetings and the like. He wrote a proposal (see below) and the conservation community set out to raise the production costs.
For more info you can also visit www.salmonwars.com.