Fin in the House: Presenting another petition calling for the transition to safe, land-based closed containment

Fin Donnelly Port Moody—Coquitlam, BC

Mr. Speaker, I rise to enter a petition to the House of Commons called Save Wild Salmon.

The petitioners, mostly from Vancouver Island, point out that Canada, and British Columbia in particular, is well positioned to become a world leader in closed containment salmon aquaculture.

They also point out that Canada needs to invest in a safe, sustainable industry to protect Pacific wild salmon, maintain employment and develop new technologies, jobs and export opportunities.

The petitioners call on the Government of Canada to immediately transition this industry to safe, land-based, closed containment.