[27 January/ NZ Herald]

Public consultation is to occur on a proposal by the Ministry for Primary Industries to relocate six salmon farms operated by New Zealand King Salmon in the Marlborough Sounds.  With the goal of enabling the company to better fulfil its environmental obligations, five of the farms will be moved into the Pelorus area and one into the Tory channel.  Primary Industries Minister, Nathan Guy, said that the proposal has environmental benefits and will make better use of parts of the Marlborough Sounds with higher current flows.  The Minister also noted that the move would help create jobs and have economic benefits.