Huge offshore salmon farm faces early environmental headwinds

Huge offshore salmon farm faces early environmental headwinds
Pattrick Smellie
Plans for deep water salmon farming in Cook Strait have run into early opposition, surprising New Zealand King Salmon, which believes its proposals will improve environmental outcomes.However, King Salmon chief executive Grant Rosewarne still believes that resource consent hearings set down from April 28 to May 1 in Blenheim will go ahead as planned."We were surprised," Rosewarne said of submissions from the Department of Conservation, the McGuinness Institute and the Environmental Defence Society. All claimed the proposal for salmon farming be...

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