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PEI group wants assessment on Aquabounty's new facility

Meanwhile, concerns of another environmental group lessoned after a facility tour earlier this week.

Some groups said they need more information on Aquabounty's new Prince Edward Island (PEI) facility for raising genetically modified (GM) fish, while others are starting to come around.

The PEI Salmon Council said there needs to be a new federal risk assessment for the new facility, according to CBC News.

Meanwhile, following a Tuesday facility tour, Souris and Area Watershed Coordinator Fred Cheverie said, "the information they portrayed to us lessens our concerns in terms of the dangers of escape and the dangers of the amount of water that's going to be used."

GM salmon pioneer AquaBounty filed an environmental impact assessment to redevelop Snow Island's Atlantic Sea Smolt Ltd. facility in Rolly Bay on PEI, and an information session was held Tuesday evening.

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