NZ King Salmon’s expansion plans resisted

By

SeafoodSource staff

Published on
April 29, 2012

The Marlborough District Council says in opposing King Salmon’s expansion plans it is defending the integrity of its district plan and the beauty of the Marlborough Sounds from a “gold rush” of fin farming applications.

The country’s largest fin fish farmer has asked the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to approve its expansion plans in the Marlborough Sounds but the area it wants to use is prohibited for aquaculture under the district council’s plan.

The EPA administers applications for major infrastructure projects of national significance, and regulates new organisms and hazardous substances and chemicals.

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