Charges have been dropped against a B.C. salmon farming company after it reached a deal with the Department of Fisheries over the deaths of almost 70 sea lions and seals.
Sixty five sea lions and four seals became entangled and drowned in nets at Grieg Seafood B.C.'s Gold River farm in early 2010.
Instead of charges, Grieg has agreed to invest $100,000 in three projects, most of which will go towards the Nootka Sound Watershed Society for community education.
In the 10 years of operations before that, the company had never experienced such a drowning, but Grieg's managing director, Steward Hawthorn, says the animal's behaviour changed for some reason in 2010.
Grieg installed additional anti-predator nets around its fish pens after the drownings to prevent more such lion deaths.
The company says it's also sharing its experience with other firms and has established a set of best practices in marine mammal management.
Read more Business News
- Workers recalled at SRICentral Okanagan - 11:09 am
- Wet wood, big smokeKelowna - 1:58 pm
- Killed in Stanley ParkBC - 11:50 am
- 2nd largest tree in CanadaBC - 11:03 am
|QHR Technologies Inc||1.35||+0.13|
|Anavex Life Sciences||0.36||-0.02|
|Copper Mountain Mining||2.49||+0.16|
|Sunrise Resources Ltd||0.03||+0.005|
|Mission Ready Services||0.25||0.00|
Our ability to live beyond our years has nothing to do with medical science; we will all live longer than our physical bodies, each of us will leave behind a personal legacy made up of our deeds, our ...
With all of the adventure activities I have done and still do, I wonder sometimes if the edge still exists. The systematic approach to learning a new adventure or extreme activity combined with the r...
How much time should you put into prospecting? The question is a bit of a puzzle. Ideally, there would be a reference book that lists, by industry, how much time you should invest in prospecting acti...