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Island First Nation, aquaculture companies challenge Discovery Island fish farm closures in court – Chemainus Valley Courier

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 202315 Views

Mar. 21, 2023

Feds made the announcement to close fish farms in Discovery Island region last month

The We Wai Kai First Nation and seafood giants Cermaq, Grieg Seafood and MOWI Canada West have filed an application for a judicial review to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) decision to close 15 fish farms in the Discovery Islands in February.

An application filed in a Vancouver court on March 20, lists the aforementioned seafood companies, as well as the We Wai Kai Nation providing the parties’ names but no further details. Grieg Seafood has also filed a second separate motion in the same court.

In a statement to the Mirror, Grieg Seafood says the decision to file the motion comes with a feeling of disappointment regarding the decision.

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