Canadian Fisheries Minister Announces 2-Year Renewal of Discovery Island Fish Farm Leases
Progress is being made to transition from open-net pen salmon aquaculture in British Columbia.
Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, announced on Wednesday that the Government of Canada is committed to transition from open-net pen salmon aquaculture in British Columbia’s coastal waters in a manner that “protects wild salmon, the environment and the economy.” As part of that commitment, the government agency is introducing draft framework for the transition. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) will be relying on input from...
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