Human industry, and the greed feeding it, has conspired with agencies charged to monitor the health of humble Atlantic menhaden and other wild fish stocks to keep harvest number levels high. Cooked scientific data in fish stock assessments is nothing new to Atlantic Canadians, and others who may recall when cod was king in the Maritimes. Alison Fairbrother is Director of the Washington, D.C.-based Public Trust Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to investigating and exposing the misuse of science by corporations and government to the detriment of human health and the environment. The Public Trust Project instead, quote: “[P]romotes the findings of independent scientists whose work has not been skewed by powerful interests, through op-eds and media communications.” Alison Fairbrother in the first half. And; Victorians are truly blessed to live in this most unique environment, where town and country meet seamlessly. It’s also an urban area, so near the wilds woodland encounters are frequent; but it is the intersection with deer that has the Capital Region District and municipal councils proposing a widespread deer cull for the south island. It’s a plan that has created controversy and an opportunity for a lifestyle dialogue at a time when our city and the region as a whole is changing radically. Kelly Carson is the founding member of DeerSafe Victoria, an organization dedicated to, quote: “[I]nform the public and CRD of the benefits, both short and long term, of the non-lethal means of deer co-habitation.” Kelly Carson and checking the growing momentum towards a deer cull in the second half. And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV Radio broadcaster Janine Bandcroft will join us a the bottom of the hour to bring us newz from the city’s streets and beyond. But first, Alison Fairbrother and monitoring the ocean monitors. Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Monday, 5-6pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, 104.3 cable, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca. He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, http://www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://GorillaRadioBlog.blogspot.com.