May 28, 2023 USTFA

Salmon prices soar as minister bows to anti-aquaculture activists

Canada’s seafood farmers are calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to stop Fisheries Minister Joyce Murray from favouring her activist friends and their scientists as she works on a plan to transition marine aquaculture operations in British Columbia.

Murray, a prominent advocate to end open-net salmon farming in BC, is expected to present options to the Federal Cabinet soon that will impact more than 4,700 jobs and $1.2 billion in economic activity annually.

Members of the Coalition of First Nations for Finfish Stewardship (FNFFS) have already labelled minister Murray “untrustworthy”, after she ignored her own Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) scientists and court rulings that have shown that the salmon farms in BC pose less than a minimal risk to wild stocks migrating through the maritime operations…

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