By Melissa Renwick, Ha-Shilth-Sa, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
The federal government says it is moving forward in transitioning away from open net-pen fish farms in coastal British Columbia.
Continue reading transition from open net-pen salmon farming has begun
This program was funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative.
One of the reasons that Alexandra Morton is running for the Green Party in this election is that “over the last twenty years, I’ve seen the politics and policies that are killing off the wild salmon of this coast are also destroying our communities.” However fish farms are overseen by the Fisheries and Oceans Canada, not the provincial legislature. So I asked Alexandra, what can an MLA do about fish farms?
Continue reading election 2020: What can an MLA do about fish farms?
Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
A First Nations leadership alliance is calling for the immediate end to salmon farming using open-net pens in B.C. waters, citing the threat of sea lice to wild fish stocks.
Continue reading Stop Using Open-Net Pens For Salmon Farming