We invite you to attend a workshop and public hearing on the draft water quality permits. During the workshop, we will explain the proposed changes to the permits and answer questions. Following the workshop, we will hold a public hearing to provide an opportunity to give formal comments on the draft permits.
For more information and to view the draft permits and related documents, visit the Atlantic Salmon Net Pen Aquaculture webpage.
Updating these permits will regulate Atlantic salmon farming until the 2022 ban. To raise fish in net pens, we require individual NPDES permits for each facility.The permit is the tool that requires Best Management Practices, monitoring, and reporting to ensure water quality standards are met.
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