Coast Salish Traditional Territory/West Vancouver, BC — The First Nations Summit is encouraging the BC Government to implement recommendations contained in the Final Report of the Special Legislative Committee on Sustainable Aquaculture which was released today.

“The First Nations Summit is encouraged that the report of the Sustainable Aquaculture Committee has taken into account the need for safeguarding the existing habitat of wild stocks and responding to the potential threats that are posed by the operation of open net fish farms”, said Chief Judith Sayers, a member of the First Nations Summit Political Executive.

“Aquatic resources and habitat are under continuous threat from a variety of sources, including aquaculture operations. The provincial government must work and consult with First Nations to consider collective strategies to safeguard and restore habitat and ensure that aquatic resources continue to sustain and grow wild stocks into the future”, added Chief Sayers.

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