December 10, 2017 – Times Colonist

City of Victoria firmly opposes open-net fish farms
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The City of Victoria has reaffirmed its opposition to open-net fish farms over the objections of Coun. Geoff Young.

Councillors passed a motion to forward to the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities calling on the province to consult with First Nations, local governments, conservation organizations and industry on a plan to move to closed-containment aquaculture.

But Young argued that in closing open-net fish farms, it doesn’t necessarily follow that there will be a transition to closed-containment fish-farming right next door. In fact, he said, the more likely transition for workers is to unemployment insurance….

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