Submitter: Bob Hannay
Date Submitted: December 8, 2011
DFO is in a conflict of interest, so an internationally neutral and respected lab should gather and extensively test salmon from various points along the coast. Dr. Kristi Miller’s work should be funded and made public.
To secure the future of West Coast wild Salmon, including those of the Fraser, it must be necessary to accurately determine the nature and extent of any disease the salmon have. This is a no brainer, as is the observation that an open, scientific investigation of these features of the problem has been suppressed, or at least resisted. Evidence of conflict of interest by DFO, the federal, and provincial government has been demonstrated. So an internationally neutral and respected lab should both gather and extensively test the salmon from various points along the coast. Their results must be made public in other countries. Together with this, Dr. Kristi Miller's funding should be extended for the work she began on the salmon virus, and her results allowed to be published in leading scientific journals. Only then will Pacific Coast salmon's future will improve.