Haig-Brown Conservation Award Winner Eric Hobson
One of the leading proponents of transferring fish farms from the ocean to land, Eric Hobson has worked tirelessly to finance and build the Kuterra land-based closed-containment salmon farm in partnership with the Vancouver Island Namgis Nation. Hobson founded the Save Our Salmon Society and is a Director with the Watershed Watch Salmon Society. He’s personally raised many thousands of dollars for scientific investigations on open pen fish farming impacts and the support of court challenges.
Hear Eric Hobson, the 2018 Haig-Brown Conservation Award winner, in conversation with Lawrence Gunther on this episode of Blue Fish Radio:
For more about Eric Hobson and his leadership on moving salmon farming on land visit: https://www.thestar.com/vancouver/2019/12/06/meet-the-business-elite-who-took-up-the-fight-to-get-fish-farms-out-of-bcs-water.html