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Aquaculture

Conservative

  • Maintain removal of salmon farms from the Discovery Islands.
  • Assign responsibility for industry growth to another department, so DFO can focus on enforcement.
  • Create a modern Aquaculture Act.
  • Ensure the DFO & CFIA are adequately resourced.
  • Strengthen salmon farm monitoring reqs.

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NDP

Work with BC and First Nations to support switching to land-based closed-containment systems.

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Green

  • Work with Indigenous & provincial governments to phase out open net-pen finfish aquaculture in Pacific waters by 2025 & all Canadian waters by 2030.
  • Support a just transition for impacted workers.
  • Incentivise the move to land-based closed containment facilities.
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