The majority of First Nations don’t want salmon farm licences renewed in June.
First Nations opposed to salmon farming in B.C. are stepping up pressure on the federal government to live up to its promise to phase out open-net salmon farms in B.C.
Stewart Phillip, grand chief of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, said fish farms were not just a concern for First Nations.
“This is an issue that should be of grave concern to all British Columbians,” he said.
“Governments have committed very publicly to take the farms out of the waters and put them on the land,” Phillip said. “It’s been in all of the campaign commitments, and we need that to happen.”