Photo: Tor-Eddie Fossbakk/ACG

Photo: Tor-Eddie Fossbakk/ACG

It will probably be the largest audience Campbell River and Northern Vancouver Island has ever had.

The most popular on air news magazine in North America, 60 Minuteson CBS with an average of 11.6 million viewers a week, will air a segment on salmon farming this Sunday at 7 p.m. PST.

Special correspondent Dr. Sanjay Guptaand a 60 Minutescrew were in Campbell River in October 2013 to film local salmon farmers for the program. usa deposit options for online casinos

So the audience is huge and so too could be the repercussions — good and bad — for the salmon farming industry. About 70 per cent of all farm-raised salmon is shipped to the United States, a huge potential for a food producer that says it employs 6,000 direct and indirect jobs in B.C.

Ian Robertsof Marine Harvest represented the industry and was interviewed at length by Dr. Gupta on a farm site near Campbell River.  Read more …

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