Our film Alexandra’s Echo, which follows biologist Alexandra Morton’s tireless commitment to saving the world’s last wild salmon runs, wowed audiences at San Francisco’s Ocean Film Festival. Alexandra’s Echo took home the “Best Environmental Film” Award.
Morton is intent on removing industrial salmon farms from B.C.’s Broughton Archipelago. The Broughton has the highest concentration of fish farms in the world. So the level of sea lice – external parasites that feed on the skin and mucous membranes of fish – is also very, very high. While swimming from their spawning grounds, past the farm pens, young wild salmon are infested with lice and die by the millions.
When we made this film several years ago, Morton was a lone voice in the pristine wilderness. She was constantly under attack from industry. Now, successive waves of government studies and independent scientists have all validated her data. But her work is far from over. If you’d like to help or find out more go to Adopt-a-Fry.
Congratulations Alexandra, and to director Helen Slinger for a job well done! To view a trailer of Alexandra’s Echo and learn more about the film, click here.