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Canadian television star Pamela Anderson was in Nanaimo this week to attend a Green Party town hall meeting in the city.

According to the office of Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP Paul Manley, Anderson was invited to the event to speak on the environmental impacts of open-net fish farming in BC.

This type of fish farming could increase the risk of diseases spreading from open-net pens to wild salmon, claims the BC Green Party.

Anderson was joined by staff from Sea Shepherd Conservation Society who spoke on the same issue.

The Baywatch alum is also expected to participate in a peaceful flotilla protest in Campbell River that opposes open-net fish farming next Saturday, July 27th.

A history of Vancouver Island environmental activism

While many readers may know that Pamela Anderson was born in Ladysmith, the Hollywood actress also has a history of environmental activism in communities across the island.

In 2010, Anderson and Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP Paul Manley teamed up to create a video that opposed the expansion of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline.

“It was great to see Pamela again,” Manley told Victoria Buzz.

“She reached out to me 10 years ago when she bought a copy of my movie, Sombrio. She called me and told me she loved my video and asked if I needed anything, and later we filmed the opposition to video to the Kinder Morgan expansion in 2010.”

“I’ve known Pamela for quite a while and she turns up every now and then in my life. She’s a busy, awesome person.”