NZ King Salmon wants feed limits lifted

New Zealand King Salmon is asking for urgent action on its application to the Marlborough District Council to lift feed limits at its Clay Point fish farm in Tory Channel.

The company’s lawyers say unless they can feed out more pellets at Clay Point from October to December they will have to starve fish, cull fish or harvest them too small for the market. In a letter attached to the application, lawyers Quentin Davies and Peta-Claire Brunel said these options would be cruel to fish or result in losses for the company.

King Salmon chief executive Grant Rosewarne said fish at Clay Point needed more feed because they were bigger than usual this season and there were more mouths to feed.

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