Wednesday, May 25, 2011

New Fish Farm Proposal for Clayoquot Sound


Clayoquot Sound on the west coast of Vancouver Island is a UNESCO world heritage site. Home to some of the most intact marine and estuarine habitats in western Canada, and the highest density of fish farms in the entire province of BC. Over the last decade populations of wild salmon in area rivers have collapsed completely despite pristine freshwater habitat. Ongoing research conducted by Washington State's Wild Fish Conservancy is exploring the impact of salmon farming on wild populations in the area. Now yet another proposal is on the table for a fish farm tenure near Plover Point. More information and a link to submit comments on the proposed tenure at the Georgia Strait Alliance's website:

http://www.georgiastrait.org/?q=node/815

Comment here:

http://www.arfd.gov.bc.ca/ApplicationPosting/comment.jsp?ret=%2FApplicationPosting%2F&id=21805

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