Canada extends transition from open net-pen salmon farming in British Columbia

BC salmon

Ban to begin on 30 June 2029 as part of government plans to protect wild Pacific salmon, which are deemed to be facing “unprecedented threats to their survival”

Diane Lebouthillier, Canada’s Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, has announced the Government of Canada will ban open net-pen salmon aquaculture in British Columbia (BC) coastal waters by 30 June 2029.

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