CBC (March 5, 2024)
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FNWSA critiques federal government’s consultation process

The head of the First Nation Wild Salmon Alliance (FNWSA) is speaking out about the federal government’s consultation process as it develops a plan to transition open-net pen salmon farms out of coastal BC waters by 2025. Moving forward, it is critical that this transition plan safeguards the wild salmon economy, which significantly outweighs the job opportunities provided by the salmon farming industry.

“When you look at the affidavits that have been filed in the second Discovery Islands judicial review, we’re talking about 786 [jobs from] three [foreign-owned] companies,” says Bob Chamberlin, Chair – FNWSA.

DFO continues to advance their internal management mandate to promote the salmon farming industry, essentially rewriting the mandate letter provided to the Fisheries Minister.

It’s time to transition ocean-polluting Atlantic salmon farms out of BC waters and protect wild Pacific salmon for future generations.

Listen to interview on CBC here.