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First Nation renews aquaculture agreement with salmon farmer – SeaWestNews

May 26, 2022

“We are at a point of unprecedented challenges brought on by climate change, and a lack of understanding, particularly in the Federal government of our Nation’s rights and this important relationship,” – Ahousaht First Nation

Ahousaht, one of BC’s largest First Nations, has renewed a five-year agreement with Cermaq Canada, which provides the salmon farmer a road map on how it will conduct its marine aquaculture operations in the indigenous community’s traditional territory.

New to this latest protocol agreement, is a further focus on reconciliation and wild salmon, area-based management, innovation, and broader environmental monitoring in recognition of changing ocean conditions, climate change and potential salmon farming impacts and opportunities.

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