The society’s ship, the research vessel Martin Sheen, is currently filming the operation of Salmon farms in Canada’s British Columbia region, according to spokeswomanZorianna Kit.
Cooke was apparently aware its pens were vulnerable, stating it “applied for permits to allow us to strengthen and update the Cypress site even before the existing fish were harvested out.”
He could not be reached for comment Wednesday but earlier told Seattle online newsite Crosscut that “amongst the tribes, these net pen operations have been a big concern, and we have grave issues with their proposed expansion and negative effects to wild salmon resources.”
Cooke, a global corporation, is hoping to expand here and proposed a controversial net pen operation in the Strait of Juan de Fuca near Port Angeles.
“We will work with the relevant authorities to make sure we can employ the best knowledge, technology and the expertise of our global experts as we rebuild the farm,” Cooke officials said in the statement.
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