The polarized debate over fish farming in British Columbia is threatening a viable and sustainable food source for the world, warns Federal Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson.

And if it does not stop, people will come to the conclusion that there is too much risk and we should just stop the industry as a whole, he told provincial business leaders at Vancouver Island’s Economic Alliance Annual Summit in Nanaimo.

“I think this would be a shame for British Columbia…I think this would be a shame for the world in terms of addressing some of the food requirements,” Wilkinson said when answering a question from the floor.

“I think we hear a lot of the time a fair bit of concern in the media and from individual persons about the potential effects that aquaculture may be having on wild salmon.

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Fabian Dawson & Samantha McLeod – SeaWestNews – October 26, 2018.

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