Salmon farmers react to Liberal win in federal elections

(10/29/19)

The Liberal Party’s victory in the recent Canadian federal elections has renewed concerns over Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s campaign promise to phase out salmon net pen farming to land-based aquaculture by 2025.

In a statement following the federal election results declaring a Liberal minority government, the BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA) said the commitment made by the Liberal party has caused “undue stress and pressure for nearly 7,000 families who depend on salmon farming for their livelihoods.”

“The Liberal Party’s campaign promise altered what had been a productive conversation about how our industry..............................................................


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