The Begining at the End of The World

The Begining at the End of The World 1908 852 GSFR

Read @theguardian’s latest article detailing Argentina’s success story in banning open-net pen salmon farms from the country, alongside the critical situation of Chile’s waters and the creation of the GSFR as a result.


Crabs, kelp and mussels: Argentina’s waters teem with life – could a fish farm ban do the same for Chile?

Argentina’s success stories, or any success story, show us that change is possible, that we do have the option to do things differently, even if we are fighting against a massive industry such as the salmon farming.

But as shown in the Beagle Channel, the protection of the ocean and, more specifically, the elimination of salmon cages from the water is not an isolated fight. Argentina might be protected from the damages of the industry, but its neighbor Chile has almost 1,400 cages installed on its coasts, covering a large portion of the global consumption. The impacts of those cages affect the health of the Beagle Channel and thus the health of Argentina’s wildlife and its people.

Laws are just a political tool to help us build the life we want for ourselves and future generations, but they are not strict truths.


Borders don’t exist in nature.

We are all united by the same water.

Salmon Farming is a global problem, with local solutions.


1. In the marine waters of the Northwest, these orca whales prey exclusively on fish—and not just any fish: salmon, and preferentially Chinook, the biggest salmon in the Pacific. In this, these orcas (sometimes called Southern Residents) have plenty in common with some of the other longtime native residents of this place: the Lummi Nation.

2. In the Lummi language, the local orcas are called Qwe ‘lhol mechen.

3. When the Lummi first came to this Douglas fir and cedar cloaked land and its glacially carved bays and inlets, the Southern Residents were here to greet them.