Industry plans expansion of open net pen fish farms despite federal commitment to remove them. Read more here.
Great to see land based closed containment innovation on Vancouver Island. Taste of B.C. Aquafarms scales up their production by 15 times, adding up to 165 new jobs. Read more here.
Of all the topics for the upcoming election, wild salmon needs more attention. Hear more from Bob Chamerblin.
Parasites and viruses can transfer from open-net farms to wild fish. This limits wild salmon’s growth and ability to evade predators and therefore survive, reproduce, and, eventually, feed the forest. Read the full article from National Geographic here.
Another article confirming the need to continue to transition open net pen fish farms out of BC waters. Read more from The Walrus.
‘We need that plan’: 109 B.C. fish farm licences soon set to expire, but federal transition strategy missing | The Narwhal
On the heels of a new stakeholder engagement report from Fisheries and Oceans Canada, scientists and Indigenous advocates are renewing calls to phase out west coast fish farms and restore devastated wild salmon stocks. Read more in The Narwhal.
The majority (75%) of British Columbians believe that open net salmon pens need to be transitioned to land-based pens according to a recent Insights West poll.
The majority (75%) of British Columbians believe that open net salmon pens need to be transitioned to land-based pens according to a recent Insights West poll. Read more about the need to expedite the transition of open net pen salmon farms out of BC waters.