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June 29, 2022
Aquaculture-dependent First Nations in BC set to defy government agenda to remove salmon farms from their traditional territories
Aquaculture dependent First Nations say they will assert their traditional rights to allow salmon farming in their territorial waters, even as the Federal government bows to the demands of anti-fish farming activists to remove open-net aquaculture operations in BC waters.
The Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Nation (GNN) in a statement said the recent decision by Fisheries Minister Joyce Murray to renew salmon aquaculture licenses in BC for only two-year terms fails to consider Nations’ rights, economic stability, and the Federal government’s own reconciliation agenda.
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