Renowned and respected salmon fly fisherman Mikael Frödin has now been sentenced for "encroachment" (what a word...) in the district court in Alta in Norway. In 2017, Frödin admittedly trespassed the Grieg fish farm in the Alta Fjord to document some of the problems. As I understand, the documentation (video) is part of a documentary that will air next year.
Frödin has admitted to the trespassing, but has argued that is was a journalistic duty to document the fish farm and it's impact on the envrionment. With this argument Frödin's latest step is to appeal the sentence.
There's is a huge resistance in Denmark against the government's wish to place more fish farms along our coast lines. Not least because "an entity" which is known on Facebook as "The Rabbit Katrine from Endelave" (Endelave is an island, close to existing fish farms and planned ones, famous for it's rabbits) and The Danish Sport Angling Associations have documented a substantial overproduction on one of the fish farms off the coast of Jutland. An over production they has no permission for, and that they kept a secret with falsified reports. Not only over production, but also an illegal hatchery and the hatching and feeding of Candian coho salmon has been documented, This whole affair actually began with Danish fishermen catching coho all of a sudden!
Futhermore I'm sure many of you have seen the many reports that document that farmed salmon is acutally not very good for you, full of different chemicals.
Support Mikael Frödin in bringing the problems of open cage fish farms to the public's attention by spreading the word on Facebook. Frödin has severl posts on the issue and the progress of the trial on his Facebook page, which can be found here. The PoD is a screen dump from Frödin's Facebook profile. There's more information on Frödin's blog.
Sorry for posting something like this on a Saturday morning, and even December 1st...
Have a great weekend