Don Staniford says he's never had a fist fight – not even during his most ferocious action as a rugby player in high school or as a soccer player at university in UK.

Change the subject to B.C.’s salmon-farming industry, though, and Staniford is more than willing to take on the world's largest aquaculture companies in the ring of public opinion.

His outspoken criticism has earned him an appearance at the Supreme Court of British Columbia on Jan. 16, where he must defend himself against allegations from Mainstream Canada, the province's second-largest salmon-farming company, that he defamed the organization.

The case could cost him $125,000 if he loses.

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