The Pristine Coast

Something is rotten in British Columbia’s marine ecosystem. With declining wild fish populations since the late 70s, the open-net fish-farm industry began to grow salmon locally to offset growing pressure on wild stocks. When marine biologist Alexandra Morton spoke out about diseases from fish farms killing wild salmon, filmmaker Scott Renyard dove in and found further destructive farm links to several fish species on Canada’s west coast - with global implications. The Pristine Coast examines how government inaction has allowed questionable industries to thrive in order to solve other concerns, and may inadvertently spell the end of wild salmon fishing.

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