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18 Feb
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Fisheries Department to shut 15 salmon farms off B.C.’s coast to protect wild fish

15 Discovery Islands salmon farms shut down.

“I have to take into account the plight of wild salmon, which are in a state of serious decline,” says Minister Joyce Murray “I decided this was a situation that deserved very precautious measures and that’s why I made the decision not to re-licence the Atlantic salmon aquaculture facilities in the Discovery Islands.”

Minister Murray says that recent science indicates uncertainty over the risks posed by the farms to wild salmon.

Read the full piece on Cochrane Today.