Not On My Watch: How a Renegade Whale Biologist Took on Governments and Industry to Save Wild Salmon

Morton, Alexandra


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Author: Morton, Alexandra
Publication date: 30/08/2022
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780735279681

Alexandra Morton came north from California in the early 1980s, following her first love – the northern resident orca. Then, in 1989, industrial aquaculture moved into the region, chasing the whales away. Soon Alex had shifted her scientific focus to documenting the infectious diseases and parasites that pour from the ocean farm pens of Atlantic salmon into the migration routes of wild Pacific salmon, and then to proving their disastrous impact on wild salmon and the entire ecosystem of the coast. Alex stood against the farms, first representing her community, then alone, and at last as part of an uprising in which ancient Indigenous governance resisted a province and a country that wouldn’t obey their own court rulings. She has used her science, many acts of protest and the legal system in her unrelenting efforts to save wild salmon and ultimately the whales – a story that reveals her own perseverance and bravery, but also shines a bright light on the ways other humans doggedly resis

ISBN: 9780735279681