Washington Lawmaker Wants B.C. To Follow State In Phasing Out Atlantic Salmon Farms
by Amy Smart, The Canadian Press
Posted: 2018-02-22 15:57:58 EST

VANCOUVER—A Washington senator says he wants to see British Columbia join the state in phasing out ocean-based Atlantic salmon farms when the province decides whether to renew farm leases in June.

An American ban will be less effective in the shared ecosystem of the Salish Sea if fish farms continue to operate in Canadian waters, said Democrat Sen. Kevin Ranker.

The Washington state senate and House of Representatives have recently passed bills that would phase out net-pen farms when their leases come up for renewal over the next seven years.

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