B.C. fish farms to require First Nations approval starting in 2022

The B.C. government says starting in 2022 all West Coast fish farms will have to have First Nations approval before their tenure is renewed.

“This new approach will enable us to advance toward reconciliation with First Nations, protect wild salmon and strengthen our coastal communities,” said Agriculture Minister Lana Popham on Wednesday in Victoria.

20 controversial fish farms in the Broughton Archipelago will remain outside the new framework while government-to-government discussion about them continue.

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