We were honoured to have Jennifer Rice, BC NDP MLA for the North Coast visit us recently in Prince Rupert, and delighted for the opportunity to tour her through our Great Bear Scallops farming and processing operations.
We would like to thank her for her interest and strong support for the continued development of Coastal Shellfish and our community. And we thank her for introducing Coastal Shellfish to the BC Legislature this week. In her address, she highlighted Coastal Shellfish as …”an example of the kind of sustainable economy that we can and should be striving to build in BC.” She stressed, “If we want to protect our forests, rivers and oceans and have a thriving economy, we need sustainable industries that respect environmental stewardship, Indigenous rights and local communities.” She concluded her address with, “I hope this initiative acts as an example of the type of sustainable industries that can make BC a beacon of sustainability around the world and help our economy recover during the pandemic.”
Together we can continue to build our local economy and our community, while respecting and protecting our environment. We look forward to having you visit again soon.