Cermaq Canada is not giving up on its operations in British Columbia's Discovery Islands. The company confirmed Friday with IntraFish it has submitted yet another application to Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) for the transfer of 1.5 million fish as part of its Discovery Islands operations in British Columbia.

This is the third time the company has applied for the transfer license, having been previously rejected by Canada's Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan. The DFO has prohibited the transfer since it initiated a plan to phase out salmon farms in Discovery Islands by June of 2022.