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Proposed BC aquaculture operation rejected

VANCOUVER - For the first time ever, agriculture minister Pat Bell has rejected a proposed aquaculture operation off the BC coast.

Bell has turned down a proposed geoduck farm off Quadra Island.

"The site was very controversial in terms of its location, it's in a location that is looked over by a large number of residences in the region but also the biology of the site was not suitable, it was not one of the sites that we think has real potential."

Source: CKNW