New York Times features Morton's fight against farmed salmon in cover story
"The best thing people can do is just stop buying the farmed fish. And to make it clear that they would buy farmed salmon perhaps if they were raised sustainably in closed containment. This whole thing is driven by the consumer....If you want to save these wild salmon don't buy the farmed salmon - actually buy wild salmon" - Alexandra Morton
The New York Times cover story "Saving Wild Salmon, in Hopes of Saving the Orca" features self-taught biologist Alexandra Morton.
Gerald Leape of the Pew Environment Group, the conservation arm of The Pew Charitable Trusts, wighed in on the article, saying "Alexandra Morton's research adds to the weight of scientific evidence showing that sea lice from open net cage salmon farms are killing wild salmon in British Columbia. Her studies have also found that pathogens such as sea lice could put the future of wild salmon runs at risk." "Morton has raised awareness that this small parasite is a critical issue that must be addressed. She should be commended for her work."
"Scientist at Work - Alexandra Morton"
Play the 7 minute video: "Alexandra Morton's Salmon Fight - Biologist says fish farms are harming wild salmon"
New York Times article - "Saving Wild Salmon, in Hopes of Saving the Orca" - by Cornelia Dean