The Hill Times (July 1, 2024)
02 Jul
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Precautionary approach applied to ban open-net pens in BC

The federal government has officially announced a ban on open-net pen salmon farms in BC with a deadline to transition by 2029. Over 120 First Nations from across BC and 75% of British Columbians support the removal of ocean-polluting Atlantic salmon farms from BC waters to protect wild Pacific salmon for future generations. Two Federal […]

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Victoria News [June 21, 2024]
24 Jun
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‘Namgis First Nation celebrate ban on open-net pens in BC

In honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day and the recent announcement made by the federal government on the closure of open-net salmon farms in BC by 2029, dozens of ‘Namgis First Nations gathered together at the BC Museum in Victoria. “We’ve been connected to the salmon since our time immemorial. As we all know, it’s […]

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City News (June 20, 2024)
20 Jun
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Open-net pen salmon farms to cease operations in BC

The federal government has announced a ban on open-net pen salmon farming in BC waters, with a deadline for operations to cease within five years. “Facilities will be expected to make restocking and harvesting decisions that are consistent with the requirement to fully terminate all open-net pen farming by June 30, 2029,” says Jonathan Wilkinson, […]

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Global News (June 19, 2024)
20 Jun
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Federal govt. officially bans open-net pens in BC

The federal government is officially banning open-net pen salmon farms in BC waters to protect wild Pacific salmon. The ban fulfills a campaign promise made in 2019 to end the practice of ocean-polluting Atlantic salmon farming in coastal BC waters. Watch Global News video clip here.

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Vancouver Sun (June 19, 2024)
20 Jun
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Deadline set to remove open-net pen salmon farms in BC

The federal government has set a deadline to ban open-net pen salmon farms in BC waters by 2029. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had previously promised to move salmon farms out of coastal BC waters during the 2019 election. Wild Pacific salmon are keystone species in BC, ecologically, culturally and economically, but currently facing declining populations. […]

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CBC Listen (June 19, 2024)
20 Jun
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Precautionary principle applied to ban open-net pens in BC

In 2019, the federal government made a committment to transition away from open-net pen salmon farms in coastal BC waters and towards land-based closed-containment systems. A ban on open-net pen salmon farms in BC will now take effect on June 30, 2029. “We won’t be allowing restocking during that 5-year period,” says Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister […]

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The Canadian Press (June 19, 2024)
20 Jun
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Over 120 First Nations support ban on open-net pens in BC

The federal government promised in 2019 to phase out open-net pen salmon farms in coastal BC waters. Yesterday, they announced that salmon farms must transition to land by 2029. “It benefits all British Columbians and so this is a very important day for wild salmon, but I think it’s a big day for reconciliation across […]

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The Guardian (June 20, 2024)
20 Jun
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Open-net pens banned in BC to protect wild Pacific salmon

In 2019, the Liberal government made a committment to transition open-net pen salmon farms from coastal BC waters to protect declining wild Pacific salmon populations. Open-net pen salmon farms will be banned in BC waters by June 30, 2029. “Today, we are delivering on that promise and taking an important step in Canada’s path towards […]

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Global News
19 Jun
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Open-net pen salmon farms banned in BC

The federal government has announced a ban on open-net pen salmon farms in coastal BC waters to protect wild Pacific salmon populations. This fulfills the Liberal government’s 2019 campaign promise. “The industry knew that changes were going to be made,” says Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard. BC is currently […]

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The Globe & Mail (June 17, 2024)
17 Jun
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Announcement expected on the future of salmon farms in BC

The Liberal government intends to move ahead with its 2019 campaign commitment to put an end to open-net pen salmon farms in coastal BC waters. An announcement is expected on Wednesday. Sources say the government will renew the licenses for open-net pen salmon farms for another five years, responsibly matching the business cycle from hatchery […]

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