Globe and Mail: Fish farm operator charged over dozens of seal, sea lion deaths
The Globe and Mail reports in it’s article Fish farm operator charged over dozens of seal, sea lion deaths that a “West Coast salmon farm has been charged in the drowning deaths of sea lions and seals that became entangled in nets surrounding fish pens. Grieg Seafood BC Ltd., which operates 21 farms on the British Columbia coast, is charged with violating the Fisheries Act at three different locations.”
The article also includes a quote from Catherine Stewart from Living Oceans Society: “It’s very good news the government is actually taking this seriously and is starting to crack down on the industry. We hope this is just the start of initiatives to try and contain the marine mammal deaths.”
So far, there haven’t been any reports on the amount of the charge.