MP Fin Donnelly calls on the government to protect marine mammals

Open net salmon farms endanger marine mammals already at risk


  Fin Donnelly (Port Moody—Coquitlam, NDP): 

Mr. Speaker, a humpback whale was found dead, entangled in an empty net at a salmon farm near Campbell River. This is the second time a whale has been entangled in this fish farm in three months. Last time, a juvenile humpback was trapped and needed to be rescued at this same site.

Open-net salmon farms are clearly a risk to marine mammals. Will the government eliminate this problem by supporting my bill to transition this industry to safe closed containment and protect marine mammals?