The Spark

Alexandra Morton has been called “the Jane Goodall of Canada” because of her passionate thirty-year fight to save British Columbia’s wild salmon. Her account of that fight is both inspiring in its own right and a roadmap of resistance.

Twenty-two years ago, I abandoned civilization to follow whales. Aboard an old wooden boat, I followed a matriarch orca, Scimitar, as she led her family deep into the mainland inlets of British Columbia, Canada. She found dinner, and I found my home: Echo Bay.

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2 thoughts on “The Spark

  1. A very compelling and eloquent voice. Check her speaking about salmon and orca in number of videos that can be found on YouTube. Seen today on BBC News, and BC- and salmon-related – something from the time when BC’s Native Peoples held that once massively prolific fish sacred is going home.

  2. Please do NOT label this biased NIMBY Canada’s Goodall, as an insult to the Goodall family and all Canadians. If folks care to dig into the true story of how the literal “not in my back yard fight” of a farm in Echo Bay led to extreme bias and Nimby’ism, “science” as lazy and biased as the Industry she was fighting, etc. In no way support fish farms or feel they’re w/o serious impacts on fish.

    Just have to call out the facts for what they are and NIMBY’s who promote bad science and “win at all cost” tactics often muddy the waters and cause these issues to last longer than they would have had they not engaged with their chicken little proclamations like the extirpation of Central Coast Pink Salmon in 4 generations…. Such extreme, biased views and bad science make it easy for the equally biased industry to continue utilizing their own bad science without having to respond to more serious and strategic approaches.

    One career Canadian fisheries bio unimpressed by Alex NIMBY

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