Friends Of Baynes Sound Society

Also find us at fobss.ca Email: admin@fobss.ca

More Industry for the waters of Baynes Sound?

More industry for the waters of Baynes Sound?

April 2016 New Applications Info

More industry for the waters of Baynes Sound? Despite:

  1. Recent recommendations for further global expansion of marine protected areas pursuant to the United Nations State of the Oceans Report.
  2. Commitment by Prime Minister Trudeau’s government “To increase the proportion of Canada’s marine and coastal areas that are protected” (Mandate letter to Minister of Fisheries & oceans)
  3. In a recent study by Vancouver Island University, “Baynes Sound Opinion Survey on Shellfish Aquaculture”, the response to the statement “There should be more shellfish aquaculture in Baynes Sound” (p. 17) was a strong majority against: 61% disagree + strongly disagree, plus 27% not sure. Only 11% agreed or strongly agreed with the statement.
  4. Backed by unprecedented public response, representation by FOBSS was made to the Board of the Comox Valley Regional District some 3 years ago; we requested the establishment of marine parks/ protected areas in the 10% of Baynes Sound Shoreline not yet committed to aquaculture. We have yet to see action.

To send a comment on the applications or request more information please send it to: FrontCounterBC@gov.bc.ca and include application file numbers.

Current applications:



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One response to “More Industry for the waters of Baynes Sound?

  1. FG Anderson May 13, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Attached are copies FYI

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