Since the advent of the aquaculture industry in BC, many favorite bays, inlets and anchorages have been lost to the industry, despite objections from the Council as it monitors water lease applications.
In the last number of years, many of these operations have ceased, either voluntarily or by bankruptcy, but the sites remain fouled by the debris left by the operators. Lines, structures, anchors left make the sites unusable by boaters.
This situation is contrary to the water lease conditions set out in the lease agreements with the Provincial Government that appears not to have provided for sufficient cleanup costs when granting the initial lease.
The Council continues to make it concerns known to the BC Government department responsible and to the relevant ministers when able to do so.