Once again I am at a loss for words.
If approved by the Environmental Protection Agency the extra 12 hectares of salmon pens would have brought 1600 new jobs into the area, dramatically increased the supply of a luxury food for overseas markets and met the government’s much talked about objectives in regional development.
However, despite initial enthusiasm for the project, the District Council now says that there is ‘no certain economic benefit to Marlborough’. What on earth is going on over there in South Island? Can’t they count?
I suspect the anti-development hand of some environmentalists and it makes me want to spit because it’s obvious that if there were more salmon in the world I’d get to eat it more often. And that after all can only be a Good Thing.
- Kiwi salmon company secures lucrative Japanese deal (nzherald.co.nz)