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Silver Donald Cameron

Welcome to Silver Donald Cameron’s blog! Dr Cameron is the author of 18 books and of many plays, films, magazine articles, radio and TV scripts. He is currently the host and executive producer of thegreeninterview.com and of its feature documentary, Green Rights: The Human Right to a Healthy World. He also teaches a Green Rights course at Cape Breton University, where he earlier served as professor, dean and writer-in-residence.

Fish and Fisheries

Farewell to Orri Vigfusson. Three cheers for David Korten. And one hand claps for Nova Scotia’s recent record.

Orri Vigfusson is one of my heroes – a very successful Icelandic businessman from a fishing family who made it his mission to save the wild Atlantic salmon from extinction by purchasing and retiring all the commercial Atlantic salmon fishing licenses in the world.

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Salmon Wars in the Green Unplugged online festival!

Our film Salmon Wars is in the global film festival Green Unplugged, opening today! To see it, click here: http://www.cultureunplugged.com/documentary/watch-online/play/11758 Green Unplugged is one of a series of Culture Unplugged festivals that since 2008 have been visited by more than 60 million people from 39,000-odd cities across more than 231 countries and territories. 

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Salmon Wars

Salmon Wars: Wild Fish, Aquaculture and the Future of Communities is a wide-ranging exploration of net cage salmon aquaculture and its social, economic and environmental impact on the communities where it operates. This eye-opening 70-minute video documentary surveys industry representatives, community activists, scientists, environmentalists and politicians, including Nova Scotia’s Minister of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Environment.

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Salmon Pens and Rural Prosperity

What works in rural Nova Scotia — or anywhere else in North America? And who works? And at what?    It seems clear from various conversations people have had with the Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture that the provincial government is traumatized by the issue of rural decline, and is looking for big  employers to take up the slack left by industrial-era enterprises like the pulp mills, fish plants, mines etc.

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Alexandra Morton and the Sacredness of Salmon

Alexandra Morton! Alexandra Morton is the founder of the Raincoast Research Society, a passionate advocate for the marine life of the Pacific coast – and a constant thorn in the side of governments and irresponsible aquaculture corporations. A trained biologist who went to the remote Broughton archipelago to study the communications of killer whales, she was horrified by the impact on wild salmon after a host of salmon farms became established in the archipelago beginning in 1987.

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