The $37 million Cohen Commission federal inquiry recommended that criteria for fish farm locations be developed with input from stakeholders, First Nations and a scientific peer review. Like most of the recommendations from the Cohen inquiry, this has not been completed. Despite this lack of action, the government is moving forward with two more fish farm applications for Clio Channel.
Due to legislative changes, proposed salmon farms no longer have to go through an Environmental Assessment process. In response, the Watershed Watch Salmon Society has created an online comment board to help facilitate dialogue on these proposed farms. All comments will be posted on their website and emailed to appropriate federal and provincial agencies. If they get at least 100 quality comments from this proces, the Watershed Watch Salmon Society will bring them to the attention of members of parliament.