FORCING A MOVE TO CLOSED CONTAINMENT WOULD ONLY INCREASE PRESSURE ON WILD PACIFIC SALMON, AND DELIVER CRUSHING BLOW TO RURAL COASTAL COMMUNITIES

The Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF)’s recommendation B.C.’s salmon farmers be forced to move to closed-containment farming immediately, would only result in more pressure being put on wild Pacific salmon stocks while effectively shutting down an industry that supports more than 6,600 jobs in rural coastal communities.