January 22, 2021
(Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C.) The First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) denounces the applications of Mowi Canada West Inc, Cermaq Canada Ltd and Grieg Seafood BC Ltd to overturn the Discovery Islands Decision. The decision rules:
• The phasing out of existing salmon farming facilities in the Discovery Islands, with the upcoming 18-month period being the last time this area is licensed.
• Stipulations that no new fish of any size may be introduced into Discovery Islands facilities during this time.
• Mandates that all farms be free of fish by June 30th, 2022, while existing fish at the sites can complete their growth-cycle and be harvested.