Artifishal: The Fight to Save Wild Salmon
- Library Hall
Artifishal is a film about wild rivers and wild fish that explores the high cost—ecological, financial and cultural—of our mistaken belief that engineered solutions can make up for habitat destruction. The film traces the impact of fish hatcheries, and the extraordinary amount of public money wasted on an industry that hinders wild fish recovery, pollutes our rivers and contributes to the problem it claims to solve. Artifishal also dives beneath the surface of the open-water fish farm controversy, as citizens work to stop the damage done to public waters and our remaining wild salmon.
Wild salmon and steelhead are in peril across their entire historic range. From Norway to Northern California, Artifishal guides us to wild places and introduces us to wild fish. Rivers with names like Klamath, Elwha and Skykomish were once home to now-unimaginable abundance, but today wild salmon and steelhead populations are at historic lows.