City News (June 20, 2024)
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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, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Canada.

“This transition plan to remove open-net pen fish farms is supported by the majority of First Nations across British Columbia,” says Bob Chamberlin, Chair – FNWSA.

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