3 Canadian Shellfish farms termed reckless

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
17 January 2007, at 12:00am

VICTORIA - The New Democrats are calling the Provincial Liberals "reckless" after three shellfish farms were approved for the northern Gulf Islands.

New Democrat MLA Gregor Robertson says approving the farms was a hasty decision. Robertson says the farms will introduce a new species, the geoduck clam and it's unknown how the 460 acres of seabed farms will affect wild populations,

"They're a whole new species and new technologies. It's a lot of plastic on the seabed. A lot of technology used to plant and then harvest the geoducks."

Source: AM980