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BC marine life endangered

An aquaculture operation is under investigation after some two thousand large garbage bags of aquaculture feed, washed up on the shores off southeast Vancouver Island. 

Parks Canada documents indicate the bags likely drifted south from a local aquaculture company and washed up on one of the Broken Group Islands.

A document circulated by Parks Canada staff says that approximately 2,000 large bags, designed to each hold 25 kilograms of aquaculture feed, drifted

The Broken Group Islands are a part of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, governed by Parks Canada.

The document says that law enforcement officials are investigating the discovery and charges will likely be recommended.

The name of the company has not been released.

The memo also says the plastic bags could pose a threat to marine wildlife by entangling them, impacting their habitat or being ingested as food.

–With files from CTV



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