A month ago people started telling me about an unusual sea lice epidemic off Nootka Island. People are saying the lice are drug-resistant which is one of the things ex-Attorney General of Norway is trying to warn Canada about last week. (see below) People from the Discovery Islands, Jody Eriksson, Farlyn and Tavish Campbell, began investigating and this video by Twyla Roscovich is what we have learned so far. The statements by the provincial government of British Columbia do not correctly describe what we are seeing. The looming question in my mind is whether the provincial government is covering for Grieg and by so doing risking our wild salmon, including the Fraser River sockeye?
If this concerns you, contact your MP and demand that DFO enforcement officers or the RCMP be tasked to pick up this investigation into how the Province is handling this. If these lice are resistant - they should not have been allowed to spread into the Discovery Islands.
And this just in DFO faces lawsuit over proposed aquaculture expansion _ press release from Living Oceans
Drug resistant sea lice in eastern Canada raise concerns over drug use http://www.cbc.ca/canada/new-brunswick/story/2010/02/18/nb-aquaculture-pesticide-bay-of-fundy-lobster-deaths-658.html