Marine Harvest’s 2.2m smolt expansion under fire

(11/06/18)

 in Newfoundland

Andrew Parsons, the minister of Newfoundland & Labrador’s Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment, has given Marine Harvest much more than a green light to increase by 2.2 million annually -- nearly 50% -- the amount of Atlantic salmon smolt that it can produce at its Indian Head Hatchery, argue a coalition of 10 wild salmon, environmental groups and individuals.

Rather, it's an attempt by the Canadian provincial government official to keep all red tape to a minimum while allowing a significant expansion by the Norwegian salmon giant in the region, including the building of at least four new farms, they say.  

At least that's the case the attorneys at Ecojustice make in their 10-page letter sent Monday to Parsons, asking him..............................................


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