What a thrill to finally start seeing this dream come to fruition. Word is starting to spread about this important issue of saving our wild salmon!
Thanks to the Alaska Sporting Journal and Chris Cocoles, my story is in June's edition out in shelves now! Go grab a copy - but if you don't have the magazine where you live, I posted the online story here.
“People may say I’m overstating my case and I’m exaggerating; fine. Let it be, but let it be known that I raised the warning flag long before fish farms ever came to Alaska.”
- Sara Pozonsky, The Fight Against Farmed Salmon, Alaska Sporting Journal, June 2014
I often wonder about what makes people get wildly passionate about things. What is it that drives you crazy to the point that you just have to do something about it? What has to happen before you decide to act? Let me encourage you to MAKE A DIFFERENCE in whatever world you live. Why go to the grave without even trying? Your realm of influence may be small, but it is impossible to tell how huge that influence can be as it spreads among people. Your light shining in the darkness goes much further than you think!
So what is it that you care about? Poverty - your garden - local city zoning issues - your local schools - world peace - your kids - social issues?
Whatever it is, YOU can make a difference. Our world is filled with people who are content to just stand by and complain about everything. Step out there and create change. Live life with NO regrets. Just go for it and do what you can to make the world a better place.
Why do I care about farmed salmon and it's threat to the last remaining wild salmon populations in the world? Why am I so passionate about this issue? Besides the overwhelming evidence of catastrophic environmental impacts caused by open-net fish farms, I try to explain in A Fishy Tale, why it matters to me and to so many other Alaskans.
This film may get nowhere and maybe it won't cause the change I hoped, but I'll be damned if I sit by and do nothing without even trying. Yes, I'm fighting a huge giant, but what the heck, miracles have happened before with just a small sling and a stone!
I can't wait for you to see the film - but in the meantime, read the article and get a taste of what this is all about!