Finally! Canada’s federal government is developing a plan to deal with aquaculture! The National Aquaculture Strategic Action Plan Initiative (NASAPI) will be on the agenda of the joint federal and provincial fisheries ministers meeting in November.
Sounds promising, doesn’t it? A federal ‘action’ plan for aquaculture – and a ‘strategic’ one at that! So is the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) finally coming to grips with the impact of open net-cages on our marine ecosystems and the harm being visited on our wild salmon, fishing communities, rockfish, lobsters and sea lions?
Sadly, no. (more…)