Has anyone else noticed that our salmon berries look deformed? A friend mentioned this. In fact, the last time I picked enough for a snack, I wondered, “Is this the last time?”
At our annual picnic, a fisherman from Quzinke, said that about 80 percent of the salmon berries looked like that. He said that the fish have sores, with patches and chunks missing. Also there are crecos cleaning our beaches.
I mentioned this conversation with another friend, who works in the cannery. He said that the sores on the fish are cancer. There are more farmed fish. They are skinny, longer a littler mushy. No sperm. No eggs.
Our teacher went south in February. He described “Ornamental Trees”. There are groves and groves of perfect oranges. You can’t eat them! Even the zest from the peel is un-edible.
Our corporation has re-planted Afognak with trees, that come to maturity in no time. However, they aren’t very strong and break easily.
There has to be a lesson in this. The library has a film, “What in the world are they spraying,” check it out.
In the end, I have a tremendous amount of respect for Assemblyman, Mel Stephens. Knowledge and experience is precious. He is real.
Carlene G. McChesney