The Council of Canadians Victoria chapter took part in the 'Street Ruckus 4 Wild Salmon' yesterday which began at a Tourism Victoria visitor centre and made its way through the streets to the BC Legislature. Photo by @cocvic
The provincial government of BC premier John Horgan will be announcing a crucial decision about fish farm tenures within hours.
The Vancouver Sun reports, "A group of 75 B.C. tourism operators, including whale watching companies and coastal resorts, are calling on Premier Horgan to cancel the tenures for 20 open-pen ocean fish farms before a renewal deadline [of June 20]."
The article adds, "The businesses presented a letter to Horgan’s office at the legislature Monday demanding the NDP live up to its promise to end ocean fish farms when the tenures come up for renewal Wednesday. ...They want a coast-wide moratorium on new fish farms, an end to open-pen fish farms, and government funding to help fish farms transition to new closed-containment facilities on land."