Salmonfolk Radio is the world's first podcast series dedicated to the removal of open net salmon fish farms around the globe. The series includes contemporary interviews with anti salmon farm allies around the globe in combination with a story driven travelogue feature based on my journeys from NC (USA) to British Columbia.
In 2021, 5 Episodes were released. Then there was a hiatus in production. Beginning on July 11th, there will be weekly Tuesday episode releases for 14 weeks!
The truth about farmed salmon is stranger than fiction and this podcast will help you find out why.
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The image above is quite special. I was given permission for its use as the logo for the Salmonfolk Radio podcast, which is starting soon. The artist who created this and gave me permission is April White. She had also lent her art for the cover of Martin Lee Mueller's book (see cover below). If you haven't heard yet, Martin's book was a huge inspiration for me starting this work on salmon. I really liked the salmon on the right and so chose that one in particular for my logo. April wrote to me and let me know what the provenance of this imagery is.
"Actually the female of the pair of 'Spring' salmon. "Salmon Dance ~ Chiin Xyaalaa I"—The Indigenous Peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast believed that Salmon are Supernatural Beings with Human Spirits. They lived in villages deep under the ocean. In the spring, these Salmon People put on their outerwear of shiny skins and swam through the sea on their journey to dance at the mouths of rivers, before they willingly swam upstream to present themselves as food for the Human Beings. After the Salmon were eaten, with great respect, they put the complete fish skeleton back in the water with the belief that their Human Spirit would rise again and the flesh of the Salmon People would regenerate, continuing this cycle of life.
History speaks of these spirits giving generously; they were the integral link between mere survival for these peoples and the freedom to enrich their lives through the exploration and development of their art and culture."-April White