Iconic musical artist Björk is re-releasing a “misplaced” music to assist fund the combat towards open web pen salmon farms in Iceland. The discharge is a part of a collaboration with Spanish singer-songwriter Rosalia. The 2 have agreed to donate all proceeds from the sale of the brand new launch to AEGIS, an Iceland-based non-profit devoted to eradicating open web pen salmon farming in Iceland’s waters.
In a tweet highlighting the brand new launch of the music, titled “oral,” the Icelandic artist famous that “industrial salmon farming in open web pens is horrid for the atmosphere. The farmed salmon goes by means of immense struggling, and it causes extreme hurt for our planet. That is an awfully merciless method to make meals. The combat towards the open web pen trade is part of the combat for the way forward for the planet.”
Based on Björk’s web site, the entire proceeds generated from the sale of the discharge will go to “assist authorized charges for protesters, taking motion to cease the event of intensive farms that hurt wildlife, deform fish, and pose dangers to salmon’s DNA and survival,” including “quick motion is essential.”
Salmon farming in Icelandic waters has made headline information a number of occasions this 12 months, most not too long ago when 1000’s of Norwegian-strain farmed salmon escaped web pens this 12 months, resulting in unconfirmed experiences of “intruder” salmon present in over 30 rivers which can be dwelling to native Icelandic salmon.
The mounting impacts of salmon farms has ignited a firestorm of opposition in Iceland, with Icelandic anglers and others taking motion towards the farming operations. This October, roughly 3,000 Icelanders descended on the capital of Reykjavik to protest towards Norwegian salmon farming firms, demanding that the Icelandic authorities take quick motion towards web pens.
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In an Instagram submit in regards to the fundraising effort and referencing current protests in Seyðisfjörður — positioned in Iceland’s Eastfjörds, the place international conglomerates are searching for to develop their salmon farming operations — Björk famous, “individuals on the fjord Seyðisfjörður have stood up and protested towards fish farming beginning there. We wish to donate gross sales of the music to assist with their authorized charges and hopefully it may be an exemplary case for others.”
Extra details about the music launch and fundraising effort could be discovered right here.