Salmon farms vital, committee hears

BRITISH COLUMBIA - Love them or hate them, salmon farms are providing vital, year-round employment on Vancouver Island, submissions given to a B.C. legislative committee say. </b> <br><br> The all-party committee has wrapped up its first round of public meetings in Nanaimo, Tofino and Campbell River. <br><br> NDP fisheries critic Robin Austin said that the strongest message they heard was about jobs. <br><br> The committee was told that commercial fishing and forestry jobs aren&#39;t what they used to be and that tourism revenues aren&#39;t enough for the whole year. <br><br> <i>Source:</i>

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