King Salmon decision due later this week

22:00, Dec 17 2012

The decision whether to approve New Zealand King Salmon's nine new farms in the Marlborough Sounds could be announced later this week, an authority spokeswoman said yesterday.

The board of inquiry which heard nine weeks of submissions on the NZKS application in Blenheim in August, September, and October is supposed to announce its draft decision tomorrow, but people from both sides said they had heard it could be later than that.

Environmental Protection Authority adviser Vanessa Hetherington said she had no word from the team when the decision would be released, but they were working to get it ready for release this week.

"People need to keep an eye on the authority's website."

Those who submitted on the original application, the council, NZKS, as well as the ministers of conservation and environment, could comment on the draft.

The final decision was due on February 22 next year.

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