The licenses for all 19 salmon farms in the Discovery Islands expire in June. There will only be 7 farms left in the Broughton Archipelago by 2023, at which point their tenure ends unless they can obtain First Nations approval and Department of Fisheries licences. That leaves an estimated 79 salmon farms throughout the province, and all of their licenses come up for renewal on June 30, 2022.Continue reading Potential elimination of open-net salmon farm sector in sight
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Ottawa says “no” to restocking fish farms
National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
The federal fisheries minister has denied an international aquaculture company the right to stock contentious fish farms in the Discovery Islands for a second time.
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) has rejected two recent applications by Cermaq Canada to transfer 1.5 million fish to the company’s Venture Point and Brent Island sites following a decision by Ottawa last year to phase out salmon farms in the region by July 2022.
Minister Bernadette Jordan also denied Cermaq’s request to extend its current licences to operate the sites to February 2023 — beyond the deadline set by DFO last December.Continue reading Ottawa says “no” to restocking fish farms
Why the Pacific Salmon Foundation supports the decision to remove open net fish farms
The Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF) supports the DFO’s decision to remove open net fish farms from the Discovery Islands.Continue reading Why the Pacific Salmon Foundation supports the decision to remove open net fish farms