On Thursday, April 5 some of BC’s best-known chefs will appeal to the provincial government to do more to protect wild salmon.
Local culinary stars like Chef David Hawksworth (Hawksworth Restaurant) and
Chef Meeru Dhalwala (Vij’s and Rangoli) will convene alongside famed scientist and author David Suzuki at the York Ballroom in Hawksworth Restaurant to call on the provincial government to terminate existing open net-pen farm tenures.
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The provincial government is currently considering the renewal of 20 open net-pen salmon farms in Broughton Archipelago, which is an important migratory route for juvenile wild salmon.
This practice has long been opposed by First Nations and their tenures come up for renewal this June.
BC is currently the only jurisdiction on the west coast of North America that allows net-pen Atlantic salmon on its aquaculture farms.
Here are all of the chefs that will be meeting on April 5:
- Chef David Hawksworth (Hawksworth Restaurant)
- Chef Robert Clark (The Fish Counter)
- Chef Hidekazu Tojo (Tojo’s)
- Chef Jeremy Belcourt (Salmon n’ Bannock)
- Chef Meeru Dhalwala (Vij’s and Rangoli)