Thursday, May 19, 2011

Alliance bid to head off major new salmon farm

A Major new salmon farm is being proposed for  Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve in British Columbia. The Coastal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform (CAAR)  is calling on the provincial government  to veto  the plan and place a moratorium on net cage tenures in BC.

The CAAR say Mainstream Canada has submitted a tenure application to the provincial government for a new open net-cage salmon farm located in Fortune Channel on the east side of Meares Island.

The Alliance add that if approved, and then licensed by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, the site would add about another 600,000 farmed salmon to a “core aquatic protected area” of the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers

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