Indian Tribe Successfully Restores Pacific Salmon Using Science, Environmentalists Outraged

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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Environmentalists care about animals. They weep over the tortoises, mourn the mollusks and sob over the salmon. And if you believe that, there’s a bridge in Brooklyn up for bid on eBay as we speak.

This story has all the ingredients that environmentalists should love; Native Americans, science and animals. But that’s not what environmentalists are... (via Maggie’s Farm)

In 2012, the British Columbia–based Native American Haida tribe launched an effort to restore the salmon fishery that has provided much of their livelihood for centuries. Acting collectively, the Haida voted to form the Haida Salmon Restoration Corporation, financed it with $2.5 million of their own savings, and used it to support the efforts of American scientist-entrepreneur Russ George to demonstrate the feasibility of open-sea mariculture — in this case, the distribution of 120 tons of iron sulfate into the northeast Pacific to stimulate a phytoplankton bloom which in turn would provide ample food for baby salmon.

The verdict is now in on this highly controversial experiment: It worked.

In fact it has been a stunningly over-the-top success. This year, the number of salmon caught in the northeast Pacific more than quadrupled, going from 50 million to 226 million. In the Fraser River, which only once before in history had a salmon run greater than 25 million fish (about 45 million in 2010), the number of salmon increased to 72 million.

Native Americans bringing back the salmon and preserving their way of life, while combating global warming: One would think that environmentalists would be very pleased.

If the Green Left were what it pretended to be, sure. But just imagine the response of the race-baiting left to a successful private sector business that dramatically lowered black unemployment.

Now project to that onto the Green Left.

Silvia Ribeiro, of the international anti-technology watchdog ETC Group, also voiced her horror at any development that might allow humanity to escape from the need for carbon rationing. “It is now more urgent than ever that governments unequivocally ban such open-air geoengineering experiments,” she said. “They are a dangerous distraction providing governments and industry with an excuse to avoid reducing fossil-fuel emissions.”

So yes. Animals are just there to help push the real agenda.

Responding to these and similar antihuman ravings, the Canadian government went so far as to send gun-toting flak-vest-armored Environment Canada agents to raid the headquarters of the offices of the HSRC. George has been forced to resign the presidency of the corporation, as the desperate proponents of carbon rationing and fishing restriction scream for his head.

Nothing must interfere with the highly profitable and totalitarian carbon tax.

  • Habbgun

    So the real problem is not with carbon dioxide but life giving oxygen. At least the left is being honest about what they mean by Go Green. It’s the green of Islamic Jihad.

  • Uncle Karl

    “a bunch of mindless jerks who’ll be the first against the wall when the … Encyclopedia Galactica”
    That is what I think of people who say “Our way or the highway”.
    Oh Wait, they did not say that. They said they wanted “deniers” in psychiatric institutes. Same diff

  • Davros11

    When are we gonna just start shooting the environmentalists and eco-freaks. Enough already I am beyond bored and want them gone!

    • Drakken

      You missed out on what happened to a bunch of enviro freaks that tried to stop a logging operation in northern MN, the loggers didn’t call the police, they took ax handles to them and had a field day, their cars that burn carbon accidently caught fire under very mysterious circumstances and all the whining the enviro freaks got from the locals was a collective shrug and lots of laughter. A lot more of standing up and saying enough is enough to these commi’s would go a lot further for everyone’s benefit.

      • Stan

        Let’s assume that the eco-freaks were driving beaters. that still set them back anywhere from $600 to $10,000 .

        They are going to have to work to get that money unless some savior is going to spot them a few k to 10k to buy a new car. So they have to cut back somewhere or get another job.

        Or they can do without. but it might limit their mobility.

        Question is are they going to be hamstrung or since the law did not take their antics seriously are they going to go eco-terrorist?

        Me? I would put these guys under surveillance. They’ll think spiking trees is fair play.

      • GeorgeW

        How could that happen? They never go anywhere without a major news crew in tow….

  • UCSPanther

    Environmentalists and Natives have been at odds for a while.

    When one BC tribe was allowed to go on a whale hunt for the first time in over a century, they bagged one and celebrated with a major feast. They were harassed and threatened by animals rights activists for quite a while afterwards.

  • PDK

    All liberals are those who fail to mature or transcend insanity. Environmentalists are liberals.
    There is nothing wrong with being a conservationist. Nothing wrong with being a non-liberal capitalists; and most importantly of all, there is nothing wrong with common sense practices for clean air and clean water without asphyxiating non-liberal capitalism.
    A new beginning for the whites who embrace their personal responsibility to mature, non-liberal whites, is in the air.
    Breath deep my friends, breath deep.
    From the Sanctuary, @ http;//the-pdk.blogspot.com/
    I’m PDK: Thank you.

  • Flicker

    I remember 15 years ago the trouble an Indian I knew, and a retired US Naval officer, had reintroducing salmon to the stream that ran across his property. It was a dificult job only because of prohibitive EPA (et al) regulations at the time. Why the salmon are a threat to the environment I can’t understand, except for the reasons implied in this kind of article.

    • NAHALKIDES

      He was lucky the EPA didn’t throw him in prison, as happened to a man who happened to dump dirt on his own property. As far as EPA is concerned, property rights don’t exist.

      • UCSPanther

        I heard that the EPA went after a group of landowners for the “crime” of clearing old tires and other junk from their properties back in the 1990s.

        Their “excuse”: The rubbish heaps were designated wetlands.

        • NAHALKIDES

          Typical. Only Conservatives have the will to fix this problem by pulling EPA’s fangs.

  • liz

    These people are a modern day version of the Inquisition, who had a great racket going accusing people of witchcraft, burning them at the stake, and confiscating their property.

  • Auntie_Social

    But, but, but that’s not NATURAL!!