VICTORIA, B.C. – Adam Olsen, B.C. Green Party MLA for Saanich North and the Islands and spokesperson for wild salmon, issued the following statement of support for the group of local chefs calling for an end to open net-pen wild salmon farming. A letter signed by over 50 chefs was sent to Forests, Lands, Natural Resources Operations and Rural Development Minister Donaldson and Agriculture Minister Popham calling for the end to open pen-net fish farms in the Broughton Archipelago, whose tenures are up for renewal this spring.
“Wild salmon are of irreplaceable economic and cultural importance to our province,” said Olsen.