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B.C. Fish Farm Committee Hits The Road

BRITISH COLUMBIA - The B.C. government&#39;s NDP-controlled fish farming committee hits the road in June, making stops in a string of coastal communities to hear the public&#39;s views on building a sustainable aquaculture industry. </b> <br><br> 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. <br><br> 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. <br><br> <i>Source: BCNG</i>

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