Salmon Farm ruling

Alexandra Mortons fundraiser for the legal challenge
Alexandra Morton's fundraiser for the legal challenge

The ruling in the case that challenged the province’s regulation of salmon farms, first blogged about here, was announced yesterday. B.C. Supreme Court Justice Christopher Hinkson wrote in his decision that “fish which are reared in fin-fish farms on the coast of British Columbia are either a part of the overall British Columbia Fishery or are a fishery unto themselves. In either case they fall under the jurisdiction of Parliament. … [The] national resource of the fisheries is not a matter that should or can be left to a level of government other than Parliament.”

The B.C. Supreme Court ruled Monday the federal government — not the province — has exclusive jurisdiction over the management of salmon farming, a landmark decision hailed as a victory for the future of wild stocks…[read full article]

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