Local conservationists laud agreement to close fish farms


By Brandon Barrett
Dave Brown hopes move signals government’s desire to transition away from open-net farms

Sea to Sky conservationists are hopeful an announcement last month that several fish farms will be removed from the Broughton Archipelago signals the government’s appetite to transition the province’s aquaculture industry away from open-net farming. Announced Dec. 14, the agreement between the provincial and federal governments, First Nations, and two fish-farm companies will see all 17 fish farms in B.C.’s Broughton Archipelago (a group of islands on the northeastern flank of the Queen Charlotte Strait) either closed or relocated over a number of years in order to create a migration path for wild salmon.…

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January 12, 2019

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