quote:Originally posted by sockeyefry
Actually I suspect that this ruling will be overturned on appeal.
This has too many far reaching consequences in Federal and provincial relations though out the entire country to stand for too long.
Funny how things go, but the aquaculture people have been trying to get recognised as agriculture and away from DFO for years. This would have removed DFO from its conflict position. The only reason that aquaculture is in DFO is because way back when it all started in the 70's the only government department with any experience was DFO and its Hatchery people.
BTW, just because DFO has to put wild first, does not mean that they will stop any activity, including rec angling if they do not see it as a detriment. The ruling does not really mean anything with regard to aquaculture.
One bright light is there should be plenty of new jobs created at DFO to look after the fish farms.
I am flabbergasted as to how a judge can rule that a fish farm is a fishery. Kind of like calling a beef ranch a hunting preserve.