B.C. premier raises concerns to Trudeau about jobs if fish farms close – APTN News

Mar 17, 2022

Any federal government plans to move away from open-net pen salmon farms in British Columbia should come with transition help for the industry and workers, says Premier John Horgan.

A letter dated March 10 from Horgan to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said concern is widespread on Vancouver Island that the federal government is poised to make a decision that could threaten hundreds of jobs and the economies of coastal communities.

Federal Fisheries Minister Joyce Murray’s mandate letter includes the development of a transition plan from open-net pen salmon farming by 2025, coinciding with her department’s forthcoming decisions on whether to renew many fish farm licences and tenures in coastal B.C. waters, says Horgan’s letter.

It says the communities are concerned the federal government is poised to cut many, if not all, salmon farm licences in the coming weeks.

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