Outward Bound takes stand

Salmon farms at the entry to Tory Channel from Queen Charlotte Sound would sit in the open channel like a smudge on a blank page, said Anakiwa Outward Bound school director Rob McLean in Blenheim yesterday.

The school opposed the Ruaomoko and Kaitapeha farms, Mr McLean told the Environmental Protection Authority hearing that is considering New Zealand King Salmon expansion plans.

If they were built, the farms would be permanent, indelible and a strong industrial reminder in the middle of an area where each year about 1800 Outward Bound students spent about three days at sea.

Protected water with no aquaculture was hard to find in New Zealand, especially the South Island, Mr McLean said.

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