. World news – CA – Mowi turns 12. 000 tons hit by Canada’s attempt to end salmon farming in British Columbia islands

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The world’s largest salmon farmer, Mowi, is hardest hit by the Canadian government’s decision to end salmon farming on the Discovery Islands in British Columbia.

The Norwegian giant said the government decision was 30%, or about 10. 000-12. 000 tons (gross weight tonnage) of Mowi’s average annual harvest in British Columbia from 2022 onwards. Mowi’s 2021 harvest volume will not be affected, the company said.

Norway’s Mowi, Cermaq Group and Grieg Seafood, as well as two unnamed companies, have licenses in the islands, according to a statement from Fisheries and Oceans Canada known as DFO. The gradual removal – after consulting the First Nations groups – applies from the 30th. June 2022.

Mowi said it would respond to the decision with « a mitigation plan and revised strategy for its operations in British Columbia ». .

Meanwhile, Rocky Boschman of Greig’s BC operation said the move would only affect one of his farms in the province.

« We know these changes are the result of First Nations raising their concerns. We have heard these concerns and will continue to listen and work hard every day to improve in areas that are needed. Our goal is to be the salmon producer who has earned the trust of rightsholders in the traditional areas where we farm, « he said in a statement.

« This decision has a significant impact and threatens salmon farming in BC and across Canada, » said BCSFA. « This comes at a bad time, during a pandemic where local food supplies and good local jobs have never been more important. « 

BCSFA said it needed more time to review government action and would speak to « the numerous companies and communities involved in salmon farming in the province before making any further comments ». .

The Canadian province’s salmon farming sector produces 87 per year. 000 t of fish and generates 1 USD. According to the trade association, the annual economic output is 6 billion. It supports almost 6. 500 full-time jobs that are 30% higher than the average BC income.

The area is the « traditional territory » of several First Nations groups, including Homalco, Klahoose, K’ómoks, Kwaikah, Tla’amin, We Wai Kai, and Wei Wai Kum, the DFO said.

Of the 19 farms on the Discovery Islands, nine are fallow, said the DFO, without specifying which ones. First Nations groups called for farms to be closed in September over concerns about the spread of sea lice and pathogens on native salmon.

Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, announced on Thursday the intention to phase out the existing salmon farms on the islands. The upcoming 18 month period will be the last time this area will be licensed.

Jordan has also stipulated that no new fish of any size will be introduced into the Discovery Islands facilities during this time. All establishments must. Fish-free by June 2022, but existing fish at the sites can complete their growth cycle and be harvested.

This approach is also in line with British Columbia’s commitment that all aquaculture licenses require local First Nations approval from June 2022, DFO said.

« Canada continues to advocate sustainable, environmentally conscious aquaculture, but needs to be developed together and engage the voices of indigenous peoples and all Canadians, » Jordan said in a statement.

« Today’s decision was not easy. I am determined to work with all stakeholders, First Nations, industry and the province of British Columbia over the next 18 months to ensure a fair and orderly transition process that will phase out salmon farming in the Discovery Islands, « she said.

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