I'm sure others on this list are more knowledgeable about Canadian and
provincial laws. It seems that not only will no legal actions occur, these
commercial operations aren't responsible for any "clean-up" (i.e.,
recapturing the fish), because doing so would harm wild fish. This is a
real mess of biology, environmental protection, economics and politics.
A starting point for information on the salmon net pen issue is the Georgia
Strait Alliance's web page on salmon hatcheries at
Here's a bit of information from Canadian newspapers on the recent Atlantic