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CAMPBELL RIVER, B.C. – Earlier this afternoon Deputy Minister to the Premier Don Wright released his report on a review of the Province’s Animal Health Centre.

The BC Salmon Farmer’s Association (BCSFA) would like to issue the following statement in response:

“We appreciate how thorough and thoughtful Mr. Wright has been in his review,” said Jeremy Dunn, BCSFA executive director. “He has confirmed all British Columbians who are passionate about salmon are being well-served by the world-class, impartial scientists working there.”

About the BC Salmon Farmers Association:

Farm-raised salmon is B.C.’s highest valued seafood product, the province’s top agricultural export, and generates over $1.5-billion towards the B.C. economy, resulting in over 6,600 jobs.

The BC Salmon Farmers Association represents 52 businesses and organizations throughout the value chain of finfish aquaculture in B.C. Our members account for over 95% of the annual provincial harvest,of farm-raised salmon, 100% of the salmon feed produced in B.C., and most of the service and suppliers, involved in ensuring that over $700-million (2016 value) of salmon raised in B.C. gets to domestic and global markets.

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