Not On My Watch: Alexandra Morton

Alexandra Morton and Ian Gill

Not On My Watch: Alexandra Morton

Alexandra Morton and Ian Gill

4:00pm

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Alexandra Morton has been called “the Jane Goodall of Canada” for her passionate 30-year fight to save British Columbia’s wild salmon. A field biologist who became an activist, Morton has created groundbreaking research on the damaging impact of ocean-based salmon farming on the coast of Canada’s Pacific coast province. Join Alexandra Morton for a special conversation about her first book, Not On My Watch: How a Renegade Whale Biologist Took on Governments and Industry to Save Wild Salmon.

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Alexandra Morton has been called “the Jane Goodall of Canada” for her passionate 30-year fight to save British Columbia’s wild salmon. A field biologist who became an activist, Morton has created groundbreaking research on the damaging impact of ocean-based salmon farming on the coast of Canada’s Pacific coast province. Join Alexandra Morton for a special conversation about her first book, Not On My Watch: How a Renegade Whale Biologist Took on Governments and Industry to Save Wild Salmon.

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Alexandra Morton is a field biologist and activist, who has done groundbreaking research on the damaging impact of ocean-based salmon farming on the coast of British Columbia. In 1984, she moved to the remote British Columbia coast and found herself at the heart of a long fight to protect the wild salmon that are the province's keystone species. She has co-authored more than twenty scientific papers on the impact of salmon farming on migratory salmon, founded the Salmon Coast Research Station, has been featured on 60 Minutes and has been key to many legal and protest actions against the industry.

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Ian Gill is an Australian-born author, journalist, critic, conservationist and, since 2020, co-founder of Upstart & Crow, a bookstore and literary arts studio on Vancouver’s Granville Island. He is a contributing editor at The Tyee and co-founder of a west coast bioregional initiative called Salmon Nation. He worked for almost 20 years as CEO of Ecotrust in Canada, the US and Australia and has extensive experience in community and economic development in coastal communities along North America’s west coast. His book on Haida Gwaii, All That We Say is Ours, is being re-released in paperback in early 2022.

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