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Scientist at Dept of Fisheries & Oceans says Ottawa too beholden to fish farm industry -Globe & Mail

"A federal scientist has accused the Department of Fisheries and Oceans of underplaying the threat of open-net fish farms to Pacific salmon and too often acting in the interests of British Columbia’s profitable fish farming industry."


"Kristi Miller-Saunders, head of the department’s molecular genetics laboratory at the Pacific Biological Station in Nanaimo and adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia, has worked for Fisheries and Oceans for more than 25 years. She is troubled about recent assessments by the department that concluded the risk of pathogens transferring from salmon fish farms to wild stocks in B.C.'s Discovery Islands pose a minimal risk."


Article excerpts above from: Globe & Mail

Written by: Jonathan Hayward | The Canadian Press

October 15, 2020


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