July 19, 2016 – The Progress

Operation Virus Hunter launches with cautionary tale for wild salmon
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Operation Virus Hunter Launch
image credit: Chris Gadsden
It was a bit of a media circus Monday in Vancouver.

Scientists, First Nations and celebrities like Pamela Anderson and David Suzuki, were together for the launch of the new Sea Shepherd Conservation Society campaign, Operation Virus Hunter, led by biologist Alexandra Morton.

But it was more than just a glorified photo-op on a boat.

There was also solid support from local First Nations leaders from Chilliwack and other communities, said Eddie Gardner, elder of Skwah First Nation and president of the Wild Salmon Defenders Alliance.

“It’s everyone’s responsibility to protect wild salmon,” said Gardner…

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