The Globe & Mail (April 18, 2024)
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85 salmon farms still operating in BC despite federal promises

In 2019, the federal government promised to transition from open-net pen salmon farms in coastal BC waters by 2025.

Despite this promise, there are still 85 salmon farms operating along BC’s west coast, with 66 of them are seeking renewals of licences that expire June 30.

“It’s really troubling to see that a small group of First Nations with the backing of an international company are going to be listened to more than the aboriginal rights and the majority of First Nations in B.C.” says Bob Chamberlin, Chair – FNWSA.

Over 120 First Nations across BC and 75% of British Columbians support the removal of ocean-polluting salmon farms.

It’s time to transition to land-based closed containment. Read full Globe & Mail article here