Fisheries Department to shut 15 salmon farms off B.C.’s coast to protect wild fish

The plight of British Columbia’s endangered wild salmon came first in the decision against renewing licenses for fifteen open-net Atlantic salmon farms in the Discovery Islands area off Vancouver Island, says the federal fisheries minister.

Joyce Murray said wild salmon are in serious, long-term decline, with some runs near collapse, and the government is making their protection its priority.

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