Sailing the Salish Sea, And Why We Should Think Carefully About the Salmon We Buy

By: John A. Lanier

My wife and I had an amazing experience off the coast of Vancouver, and it was an experience that taught me a lot about an endangered species and how the salmon we buy contributes to the problem.

Sometimes it’s a sound that makes a memory. Don’t get me wrong, the sights were incredible too. Chantel and I were in Vancouver for a bit of vacation last month, and we hopped on a 35-person boat that set out into the Burrard Inlet. We turned around and took in the Vancouver skyline, which was cast in a gray pall due to the cloudy skies overhead. Facing forward though, the sunlight was sparkling off of the blue ocean waters. For the next five hours, our eyes took in the beauty of the Salish Sea while the boat’s engines roared underneath us. That’s not the sound that made this particular memory though.

 

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