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17 fish farms to be phased out under new agreement between B.C. government, First Nations

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Seventeen fish farms off the northeastern tip of Vancouver Island will be phased out by 2023 under a new agreement between First Nations and the province, the premier announced Friday. (Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)

Farms in Broughton Archipelago will be gone by 2023

by Megan Thomas, CBC News,

Seventeen open-pen fish farms in B.C.’s¬†Broughton Archipelago will be phased out by 2023 under a new agreement between First Nations and the provincial government, the premier announced Friday.

The decision is part of a set of recommendations reached through a government-to-government consultation between the province and the Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis, ‘Namgis¬†and Mamalilikulla First Nations. Read the rest of this entry