Monday, Nov 28, 2016 

Environment

Radio-Active

A conversation with Rafe Mair and David Ellis 

Submitted by David Ellis/Voice photo and Rafe Mair's website

 

Rafe Mair speaks at one of the many forums he's attended over the years. Voice photo also featured on Rafe's website.

 

hen environmental activist David Ellis wrote former radio talk show host Rafe Mair for his opinion on the BC's salmon situation, he got the fiery response Mair was he was famous. Nowadays, he uses his Samsung.

 

Ellis shared the latest with Mair:

 

When I found 30 years ago that an EMOS feed brochure noted that as long as their are still "feral salmon" disease transmission from wild to farmed salmon will be significant, I realized the visceral and pre-emptive nature of salmon farming development, that you note below in your letter to Cormier & Trudeau.

 

All speed, in getting this truth to all-to-naive Canadians.


Best David Ellis Vancouver

 

PS: in 100s of locations now, wild shellfish are closed by DFO regulation near polluting salmon farms, and also now near a polluting shellfish hatchery (Powell River) never with the obvious reason for these closures ever stated by the DFO.

 

 

Mair to Ellis:

Hell of a good article. The trouble is, the bastards in government won't pay any attention and haven't from the beginning Civil disobedience sufficient to bring in the criminal courts is the only course left.


Civil lawsuits take too long and end up inconclusive.
The lead Is being taken by First Nations and helping them finance, organize, and have sufficient manpower, under their leadership, is what's required.

 

This is important because while we care passionately about the issue, they are fighting for a way of life
I am all but immobile these days but I still have a computer, can write, and have good contacts.

 

Any way, within my limitations, I can help, I will happily do.
Rafe Mair
 

Mair to Science writer:

 

Dead on Jim

 
When I found 30 years ago that an EMOS feed brochure noted that as long as their are still "feral salmon" disease transmission from wild to farmed salmon will be significant, I realized the visceral and pre-emptive nature of salmon farming development, that you note below in your letter to Cormier & Trudeau.

 

All speed, in getting this truth to all-to-naive Canadians.
Best to David Ellis Vancouver

 

PS: in 100s of locations now, wild shellfish are closed by DFO regulation near polluting salmon farms, and also now near a polluting shellfish hatchery (Powell River) never with the obvious reason for these closures ever stated by the DFO.

 

 

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