Salmon farmers welcome the decision which puts a formal consultation process in place to discuss the future of ocean farms in BC. This framework will enable salmon farmers to present the science that underpins ocean farms. We will also share our plans for a growing and sustainable Blue Economy in BC and beyond. It is important to note that in the Honourable Joyce Murray’s (federal Minister of Fisheries and Oceans) comments post announcement that she is open-minded that a transition could include ocean and land farming. We look forward to working with other stakeholders throughout this process to find solutions that protect and restore our oceans and coasts as we continue to grow such an important industry for Canada.