Landmark changes in salmon farm licensing policy


BC announces

British Columbia salmon farmers say they have not been consulted on policy changes governing applications for new fish farm licenses or renewal of expiring leases.
In Wednesday, Agriculture Minister Lana Popham announced that beginning June 2022, applications for new or renewal of fish farm licences in British Columbia will have to meet two new criteria before the province approves them: consent from local First Nations that own the territories and a stipulation from the federal Fisheries Department that the farm won’t endanger BC wild salmon.
“We have just received this decision and are still reviewing it,” said BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA).....................................

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