CAAR Releases Report Suggesting Closed-Containment

February 5, 2009, Vancouver, BC:  The Coastal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform (CAAR) today commended the Pacific Salmon Forum on the release of their long‐anticipated report. The report frankly acknowledges the magnitude of the problems created by open net‐cage salmon farms on the BC coast, calls for better environmental protection, and recommends that the Provincial government get on with funding a commercial‐scale closed containment project…

…“While we welcome many of the Forum’s recommendations, they are only proposals,” said Catherine
Stewart of Living Oceans Society. “Nothing is going to change unless the Provincial and Federal
governments take strong and immediate action to address the threats posed by salmon farms. This
report is a call to action – the question now is whether it will gather dust alongside all the previous
aquaculture recommendations.”

Click here to download the full PDF of the report from CAAR.

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