Navigation for Insight

Salmon farm

The decision to approve four new salmon farms for the Marlborough Sounds has re-ignited a passionate debate amongst residents and business owners in the  area.

Some see it as a significant and much-needed investment for the local economy, while others feel it will damage the environment and reduce tourism opportunities in the Marlborough Sounds.

Radio New Zealand's Nelson/ Marlborough reporter, Alison Hossain, investigates why the issue has polarised the region.

Gallery: Salmon farm