CBS 60 Minutes called me at the beginning of April asking for footage of the Discovery Islands for use in a piece they are doing on salmon farming. I suggested they contact Daniel Pierce who produced the films regarding Forestry and Tourism in the area, in which Misty Isles plays a lead role. I don’t know if CBS used our video footage or if even Misty Isles gets shown on 60 Minutes but it would be interesting for anyone who loves this area to see what they have to say about salmon farms.
Here is What Alexandra Morton has to say about the show:
60 Minutes is running their investigation into salmon farming in British Columbia this Sunday night, May 11, 2014. Please check local listings to find out exactly what time it will air in your region.
It was a great honour to meet Dr. Sanjay Gupta, a remarkable man.
I hope this international spotlight allows Americans to better understand the consequences of the farmed salmon sushi on their plates. The reason companies from Norway are using the BC coast to raise Norwegian salmon is inexpensive access to the American consumer.
Please watch with me on Sunday. You can view the trailer and comment on the CBS website I have provided links on my blog. http://alexandramorton.typepad.com/alexandra_morton/