Otto Langer, Director of the Marine Conservation Program at the David Suzuki Foundation is a former Department of Fisheries and Oceans biologist and a contributor to a new book, A Stain Upon the Sea (Harbour, 2004), a strident and robust case against salmon farming. He talked with Joseph Planta about the book, and gave an informative overview of the industry and its perils.
Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
Discussion over the safety of farmed salmon and the risks posed by fish farms are prescient ones worldwide, and more so here in British Columbia. If Quebeckers are defined by their language, conceivably, British Columbians are defined by the pacific salmon so argues a new book from Harbour Publishing, A Stain Upon The Sea, $26.95 CDN. It is an important overview of the fish farming industry, as well as a strident and robust case against it.
Otto Langer joins me on the line now. He is a former federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans biologist, and is now the Director of the Marine Conservation Program for the David Suzuki Foundation. Mr. Langer is considered one of Canada’s leading authorities on the issue of open net cage salmon farming and is one of the DFO’s most outspoken critics. He is a contributor to A Stain Upon the Sea.
Welcome to THECOMMENTARY.CA, Otto Langer; Good afternoon, Mr. Langer.
This segment was produced by Joseph Planta with Richie Leung.