Two resolutions were passed at the annual Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities last weekend addressing salmon farming.

The first, brought by the City of Victoria, “urges the province to begin the consultation process for a transition from open net-pen salmon farming to safer land-based salmon aquaculture,” said a release.

he second, which was brought forward by the District of Sooke, calls on the province “to protect our wild salmon from the diseases of commercial salmon farms.”

Rocky Boschman, managing director for Grieg Seafoods BC Ltd., is skeptical of land-based salmon aquaculture. The company has eight licences on the Sunshine Coast, two farms in Jervis Inlet and three farms in Sechelt Inlet.

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Sophie Woodrooffe – Coast Reporter – April 19, 2018.

 

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