Top salmon farmers hire same lobbyist for British Colombia operations

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Cermaq Canada and Marine Harvest Canada have hired the same lobbyist.

Among the recent Canadian government’s agriculture and trade lobby registrations was Gordon Quaiattini of Maple Leaf Strategies. According to the ipolitics site he was chosen for his experience working for Agri Food Canada and lobbying on behalf of the aquaculture industry.

Gordon Quaiattini has worked in federal and provincial politics as well as Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada PHOTO Maple Leaf Strategies

The salmon farm giants are hoping that he’ll work with the Canadian government about future licensing and tenure policies in British Columbia.

The registrations come after B.C Supreme Court launched an injunction two weeks ago banning activists from demonstrating on Marine Harvest’s salmon farms.