August 12, 2023 USTFA

Take fresh approach on aquaculture, new Canadian minister urged

Diane Lebouthillier, Canada’s new Fisheries Minister, has been urged to take a more pragmatic approach to salmon farming in British Columbia.

Lebouthillier took over from Joyce Murray three weeks ago after the latter was removed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, in a large scale cabinet reshuffle.

Murray, who has said she will not be standing for re-election, had planned to end open pen salmon farming in British Columbia, in the face of widespread opposition from the industry.

Now Timothy Kennedy, CEO and president of the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance has issued a statement urging the new minister to think again on this policy…

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