BCSFA Speaks Out on Forcing a Move to Closed Containment

(05/16/18)

CAMPBELL RIVER B.C. - May 10, 2018 - The Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF)’s recommendation B.C.’s salmon farmers be forced to move to closed-containment farming immediately, would only result in more pressure being put on wild Pacific salmon stocks while effectively shutting down an industry that supports more than 6,600 jobs in rural coastal communities.

“We’re disappointed in the premature and misguided statement the Pacific Salmon Foundation issued this week,” said Shawn Hall, spokesperson for the BC Salmon Farmers Association.

“Salmon farmers committed to the PSF and to DFO that we would participate in the Strategic Salmon Health Initiative, a body of research that is not yet complete and......................................


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