Salmon farm companies seek massive expansion of current open net-cage production sites

November 19, 2008

Vancouver, BC – The Coastal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform (CAAR) has learned that fish farm companies are seeking approval to roughly double current licensed production on several farms in critical wild salmon migration routes such as the Broughton Archipelago and the northern Georgia Strait. This follows a provincially imposed moratorium on expansion into northern BC. On a site-by-site basis, some farms could triple or quadruple or increase six-fold their current licensed production levels.

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