Mowi Canada on Broughton Archipelago operations: “Looks like long term is actually quite uncertain”

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However Mowi anticipate opportunities in other areas of the North Island.

Mowi met local Canadian authorities at the Regional District of Mount Waddington to reassure the board that there would be no foreseeable impacts on the local economy, according to bclocalnews.

BC goverment and First Nations announced last year that they would phase out 17 salmon farms in the Broughton Archipelago, British Columbia, Canada by 2023. The aim is to create a farm-free migration corridor to help reduce harm to wild salmon.

“We want to make sure that our people are living here,” Jeremy Dunn, Director of Community Engagement and Public Affairs, said. He added that for future operations within the Broughton Archipelago “looks like long term is actually quite uncertain.”

There are over 600 Mowi employees are located along the North Island operating out of Campbell River. There are 12 aquaculture sites at the Broughton Archipelago.

No immediate changes to local employment are expected yet.

The publication reported that the First Nations will play a significant part in monitoring and independent testing of farmed fish.