Opinon Poll Shows Support For BC Aquaculture
This news brief summarizes a poll sponsored by the British Columbia Salmon Farmers’ Association, which shows that 65% of respondents support the development of a sustainable salmon farming sector in British Columbia (BC), and that less than 1% consider this as the top environmental issue of BC.
An Ipsos Reid poll taken on behalf of the British Columbia Salmon Farmers’ Association shows increasing support for sustainable aquaculture in British Columbia. A majority of respondents (65%) said they support the development of a sustainable salmon farming sector in BC; and less than 1% identified salmon farming as the top environmental issue facing BC.
An earlier survey commissioned by the Northwest Institute and undertaken by market research company Synovate showed that 60% of respondents believed salmon farming increased job opportunities and 41% said a benefit of salmon farming was that it resulted in less pressure on wild salmon stocks.