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Managing Effects of Open Cage Aquaculture – Joint Submission

We are deeply concerned about the proposed policy initiatives, and ask that no new or expanded cage aquaculture licences be authorized until appropriate consideration is given to the wisdom of expanding such operations in Ontario’s water bodies. If it is determined that such expansion is in keeping with Ontario’s legislative direction on protecting and restoring the ecological health of the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence River Basin, we ask that rigorous standards, monitoring and reporting protocols, and compliance regimes be developed and implemented before any renewed, new or expanded operations are authorized.

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