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CONTRIBUTION · 4th August 2011

Excerpt Of the five species of Pacific salmon that are native to western North America, the sockeye is the most commercially prized. It also has the most wide-ranging migration route through the North Pacific, swimming for two to three years—as far as just northeast of the top of Japan—before coming back to its natal streams in Alaska, B.C., and the U.S. Northwest.

This year’s returning sockeye are just starting to be caught off Vancouver Island’s west coast. So far, there is no word as to whether or not these fish will be tested. According to an April 17 story in the Anchorage Daily News, U.S. federal officials have already stated that there is no need to even test Alaskan salmon.

Read entire expose' here

Editor Note: We have asked MP Nathan Cullen if an effort to establish a base line will be undertaken; so far there is no response.

A base line means performing tests immediately to determine what is normal; on land, in the salmon, the water and the seaweed. All air, agricultural and seafood sources should be tested for all types of pollutants and radiation to determine the indications of a normal situation. Only then will we have a "Baseline" to determine when things are dangerous or abnormal.

Without this most basic information we are flying completely in the dark.
Radiated Fish
Comment by on 5th August 2011
From Bloomberg news July 25

Fukushima prefecture tested 505 seafood items to discover excessive radiation levels in 15 cases of sweetfish, seven cases of salmon, seven cases of greenling and six cases of sand lance, according the report. Ibaraki prefecture, south of Fukushima, reported 5 cases of excessive radiation levels after testing 265 samples.

Seafood tests by 15 other prefectures found no other cases of contamination, according to the report. Miyagi prefecture, north of Fukushima tested 44 samples, while Iwate, further north, tested two samples.

“The scope of testing needs to increase, especially in the neighboring prefectures of Miyagi and Iwate,” Kanda said. “In Chernobyl’s case, it took about six months to a year for cesium concentrations in fish to peak.”

That said, the concentrated release of radioactive material into Fukushima’s coastal waters is “unprecedented,” Kanda said.

source here
give your head shake
Comment by continualy poisned on 5th August 2011
jenipher! you must not have children, care about what you eat or drink or care what your tax dollars are doing for you. if you did then this radiation would be a real issue for you.
Comment by Jenipher on 5th August 2011
i think that this is a little excessive, I mean come on, if we are going to start testing salmon, then we better start testing every cell phone, every ray of sunshine, every drop of water (who knows what's carried in rain clouds), every single little thing that even has a tiny part that was made in japan... just to be safe...... I think it's absolutely ridiculous! I think we have more important things to worry about!
When does a crisis become a crisis in Canada?
Comment by Michael Craven on 4th August 2011
I have a viable proposal which can address this issue as well with the many others that will be arising which are interconnected with the March 11th crisis. Unfortunately when I have spoken with both the Federal and Provincial government, I am informed that this is not an issue for that government entity and, therefore should be addressed to the other government. It is apparent that no matter which party enters, this issue is pushed to the side and the health of Canadian citizens and the land are of no importance to the people who are elected to look out for our country.
When exactly will a crisis be considered a crisis to the Canadian government?
I was under the impression that Canada was a country that takes action to protect its ecosystem and its citizens.