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Alexandra Morton's idea of a perfect day is to rise at dawn and head out in her boat, Blackfish Sound. But the days when she can escape to that idyllic world are few.

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Ms. Morton is determined to understand the impact of salmon farmed in open-net pens on wild salmon. She weighs and measures farmed salmon as part of her research.

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In waging her fierce campaign against both a powerful industry and its allies in government, Ms. Morton has emerged as a leading champion of the anti-fish farm movement.

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Ms. Morton's advocacy has fuelled public pressure to have salmon farms moved on to land. Last year she walked 500 kilometres on Vancouver Island to raise public awareness, culminating in a rally that drew 4,000 people to the legislature in Victoria. Ms. Morton is seen here in her home on Sointula, B.C.

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Critics dismiss Ms. Morton's views as extreme and challenge her scientific research as biased, but she is determined to continue.

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