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North Vancouver Island Mayors support fish farms

This program was funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative

Salmon farming is a significant local employer in Northern Vancouver Island. According to a recent report there are 572 Campbell River, Sayward and the Discovery Islands residents working in this sector. 702 people are said to have indirect jobs, which means the industry is bringing about $324 million a year into the local economy. Another 512 direct and indirect jobs, representing $135 million, are in Port Hardy and Port McNeill

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MP Rachel Blaney wants a transition plan for fish farm workers

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A West Coast MP is urging Ottawa to craft a transition plan with those affected by the potential employment and economic impacts of a recent decision to phase out fish farms in the Discovery Islands.

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There will be a plan To address fisheries and job losses in The Discovery Islands

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There will be a plan to help displaced fish farm workers, and threatened wild salmon stocks, in the Discovery Islands. 

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transition plan for aquaculture workers: Blaney meeting with Minister

Campbell River Mirror, Local Journalism Reporter

North Island- Powell River MP Rachel Blaney will meet federal fisheries minister Bernadette Jordan on Monday, Jan. 11 to discuss the implementation of a transition plan for aquaculture workers in her riding. 

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How will the Feds help communities depending on fish farms?

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A coalition of industry stakeholders and Vancouver Island mayors wants Ottawa to outline how it plans to address the potential impacts of its decision to phase out fish farms in the Discovery Islands.

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