King Salmon expansion plan gets tick, awaits legal challenge

King Salmon expansion plan gets tick, awaits legal challenge
NZ King Salmon has big plans for a deepwater fishery. (Image: Getty)
Pattrick Smellie
New Zealand King Salmon’s plans for large-scale, deep-sea ocean farming of salmon have gained a tick of approval from the fisheries regulator, Fisheries NZ.However, while a significant step forward for the venture that has been pursued since 2018, it is still subject to the potential for judicial review and will lead, if upheld, to seabed monitoring that will take up to 18 months to complete.The decision was gazetted on Jan 16, with a 30 working day period now required for any objecting parties to seek judicial review on points of law.NZ...

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