Wild Salmon Advocates Celebrate Discovery Islands Fish Farms Decision

Fish farm opponents on the West Coast are jubilant after Ottawa’s announcement Thursday that operations in the Discovery Islands are being phased out over the next 18 months.

“It’s a good day for wild salmon,” said Bob Chamberlin, chair of the First Nations Wild Salmon Alliance, about federal Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan’s decision.

“I was very happy with this decision. And it certainly must have been a difficult one for the minister to make,” Chamberlin said.

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