B.C. Legislature’s Sustainable Aquaculture Committee Releases Report and Recommendations

The committee was split on their recommendations with the 5 new Democrats supporting the recommendations and the 4 Liberal members opposed.  The report recommends that the Northern Coast of BC reinstate the moratorium against any new fish farm permits keeping this area farm free and that within five years all salmon farms be converted to closed containment net pen systems.  Some state that the technology is not developed and test have proved unsuccessful in raising fish in closed containment systems.  One news article on this report stated that the BC Fish farming industry is a $453 billion dollar industry. 

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