Standing by their convictions

The Haida Salmon Restoration Corp. is heading back to court in December to defend its choice to dump tonnes of iron dust in the North Pacific.

Last September, the company caused international uproar after dumping the iron. They claim it helped to replenish salmon stock by boosting the amount of smaller fish in the water for salmon to feed off of.

Despite the ongoing legal battle, some scientists, including UBC professor emeritus Timothy Parsons, are standing with the HSRC.

“I quite strongly support the experiment, and I think there are many others in the world who do, too,” said Parsons, “Unfortunately, we won’t know the results (of the 2012 dumping) until this time next year, because the salmon come back then.”