One Man's Fight to Save the North Atlantic Salmon: Orri Vigfusson - The Green Interview Series
Catalogue Number: PT0054
Producer: Paper Tiger
Subject: Canadian Social Studies, Canadian World Studies, Environmental Studies, Global Issues, Science, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Sociology
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2012
Running Time: 57:00
Closed Captions: Yes
This episode of The Green Interview features Orri Vigfusson, an Icelandic businessman, environmentalist and "green capitalist" with an ambitious goal to save the dwindling North Atlantic salmon. To this end he has sought ownership of every commercial salmon-fishing license in order to retire them, and ultimately to close the entire commercial Atlantic salmon fishery. Over the past 17 years Vigfusson has systematically bought and shut down all but 15 per cent of the world’s commercial North Atlantic salmon fishing licenses. In this interview, he explains how these methods have won him the respect of the commercial salmon fisherman whose fishing licenses he is buying and "retiring."
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