EPA approves Marlborough Sounds fish farms

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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
December 20, 2012

The Environmental Protection Authority has approved four new salmon farms for the Marlborough Sounds in a draft decision announced today.

The authority’s board of inquiry sat for nine weeks in Blenheim, hearing about 1200 submissions on NZ King Salmon’s proposal to set up nine new salmon farms in areas of the Marlborough Sounds where marine farming is banned under the Marlborough District Council’s resource management plans.

The board's draft report ruled that farms at Papatua, Ngamahau, Waitata and Richmond were allowed, and farms at five other places were declined.

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