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Folk U: Fish farms & Seaweed production

In partnership with Cortes Community Radio & Cortes Currents, Folk U presented Cortes Island’s first reporter roundtable on Feb 21, 2021: fish farms & seaweed production.

Four reporters/commentators from the region shared the “making of the story” and everything they’ve learned about Fish Farms, the closures, the controversies, what’s at stake for rural communities, what this means for you. And we also heard more about the burgeoning movement of Seaweed Farming which is starting right here on Cortes Island and may be a model of sustainable development and reconciliation for small communities.

The reporters:

This event was moderated by Manda Aufochs Gillespie (Folk U Radio) and Bryan McKinnon (Cortes Community Radio).

Click here to access the written account of this event on Cortes Currents.

Folk U Radio is taking old school viral on CKTZ 89.5 FM or every Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. (repeats Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.). Find this and past episodes at

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