B.C. Fish Farm Committee Hits The Road

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
25 May 2006, at 1:00am

BRITISH COLUMBIA - The B.C. government's NDP-controlled fish farming committee hits the road in June, making stops in a string of coastal communities to hear the public's views on building a sustainable aquaculture industry. Giving the NDP a majority on the committee was an unprecedented gesture by the B.C. Liberal government, but the spirit of cooperation dimmed last month when the agriculture ministry issued a new fish farm licence to a Norwegian company in the Broughton Archipelago. The licence calls for the operator to shut down its open net pens when sea lice or other farmed salmon hazards may pose a threat to migrating wild salmon. Source: BCNG