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/ 97.3 The Eagle
              B-C’s Environment Minister George Heyman says the province is taking steps to ensure any discharge from fish processing or aquaculture operations doesn’t endanger wild salmon. Heyman has announced his ministry will immediately launch a review to confirm provincial regulations and permits for processing plants reflect the best available science and that discharge from the plants doesn’t carry contaminants and pathogens. The ministry will also review whether treatments for sea lice are scientifically supported. Results of the review could lead to potential changes to the Integrated Pest Management Regulation, which governs sea lice treatment. The reviews follow photos released last month of bloody effluent from a farmed-salmon processing plant gushing into the Discovery Passage off the northeast coast of Vancouver Island.

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