Canada Fisheries Minister Joyce Murray has about a month to appeal a federal court ruling handed down last week that invalidates the prior fisheries minister's decision to shutter 19 salmon farms in British Columbia's Discovery Islands by June of this year.

On April 22, a federal judge ruled former Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan violated procedural fairness last December when she issued a mandate phasing out all salmon farming operations in Discovery Islands.

"Minister Murray is aware of the court's ruling in the case and will be making a decision on next steps in due course," Murray's Press Secretary Claire Techman told IntraFish Wednesday.