Vancouver TV show FreeTalk recently did an interesting story about salmon farming in B.C.
The initial cut of the story leaned heavily on Alexandra Morton, who takes up about eight full minutes of the 12-and-a-half minute story with her speculations, conspiracy theories and questionable science. Dr. Gary Marty was also interviewed, but only gets one minute and 12 seconds.
We saw some complaints about the show by salmon farmers on Twitter after it aired. As well, Marty apparently called the producers to correct Morton’s incorrect speculations. The show’s hosts went back and interviewed Marty for a follow-up, which is now linked at the end of the original story.
Marty provides a lot of excellent information into the risks fish farms pose to wild salmon, points out contradictions in Morton’s sea lice research, and suggests that if people want good scientific information about fish health, they should speak to fish health professionals and veterinarians.