"Farmed salmon is the most toxic food in the world" (as quoted in The New York Times in 2017)
"The salmon we produce is eaten by the mouths of people in the USA and Europe, but the asshole is here in Latin America. The true cost of the cheap salmon you eat is being paid with the blood of our people and the health of our oceans" (as quoted in The Ecologist in 2011)
"We serve notice on the Norwegian corporations who are wreaking havoc on the pristine waters along the coast and imposing their absolutely toxic and repugnant fish farming industry on us." (speaking at a rally in 2010)
"Here in British Columbia, the vast majority of First Nations are very clear in their opposition to the operation of open net cage fish farms. We welcome the Washington state decision [to ban Atlantic salmon farms] and certainly are going to be pushing for the British Columbia government to do the same and look after this world resource of Pacific salmon." (speaking to CTV News in 2018)
"Doctors and scientists are warning women that farmed salmon fat is high in chemicals that can be harmful to the development of their babies. Please do not put farmed salmon on your plate." (speaking in 2016)
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"You don't give a shit about what you're putting into your body. Farmed salmon is filled with toxic chemicals" (speaking at the Australian National Press Club Lunch in 2006)
"I would never feed a child farmed salmon. It's poison!" (quoted in The Toronto Star in 2006)
"I'm astonished about how ignorant the average consumer is over the fish they're going to put into their body." (speaking to CBC News in 2018)
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"The gloss is off the Scottish salmon brand. Fewer and fewer aspiring restaurants put farmed salmon on their menu. Its image is dull at best, highly contentious at worst, and because it’s so flabby and oily, even the best chefs toil to make something of it." (writing in The Grocer in 2017)
"I do this because wild salmon feed my home, the BC coast. I am tired of hearing about sea lice and mystery brain lesions, for the love of wild salmon these Norwegian corporations need to stop using our coast as a dumpsite." (quoted in 2011)
"The price the environment has to pay for farmed salmon is frankly unsustainable. If you gave me £100 to eat a slice of farmed salmon I would refuse. In fact, if you gave me £1,000 I'd still refuse." (speaking at a press conference in 2017)
"I was grossed out at the same time I was feeling mad. I was just in shock. We want to protect wild salmon, we want to ensure anything being discharged into the ocean is safe before it hits the water." (quoted by CBC News in 2017)
"If you must eat salmon, the best alternative is Alaskan wild salmon where salmon farms are prohibited and where there is still a healthy population of salmon returning each year. It's a choice between a healthy wild fish raised in a natural ecosystem, feeding on natural food (krill), free of chemicals, dyes, antibiotics, growth hormones, tumors, lice and lesions OR you can eat this exceedingly unhealthy, disease ridden, dirty, ecologically destructive captive fish raised in over crowded and extremely filthy conditions." (writing in 2017)
"I do not recommend pregnant women, children or young people eat farmed salmon. It is uncertain in both the amount of toxins salmon contain, and how these drugs affect children, adolescents, and pregnant women.” (quoted in 2018)
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"We can't sit by. I cannot sit by any longer while these farms continue to infest our waters, putting all of our marine ecosystem at risk. The time for the very long debate about fish farms has passed." (speaking to CBC News in 2017)
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"Operation Virus Hunter II will continue to address and expose the enormous health risks as well as the devastating environmental and ecological destruction directly and indirectly related to the farmed salmon industry." (speaking at the launch of the R/V Martin Sheen in 2017)