STOP OPEN PEN FINFISH FARMING ON NOVA SCOTIA'S SHORE!
  • Petitioned Sid Prest

This petition was delivered to:

NDP MLA E Shore
Sid Prest
Minister of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism
Hon. Percy Paris
Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture; Minister of Environment
Hon. Sterling Belliveau
Government of Nova Scotia
Hon. Darrell Dexter, Premier of Nova Scotia
Minister Fisheries and Oceans, Government of Canada
Hon. Keith Ashfield
Minister of Environment, Government of Canada
Hon. Peter Kent
Minister of Defense, Government of Canada
Hon. Peter MacKay, MP Central Nova
HRM district 1
Councillor Steve Streatch
NDP MLA Guysbourough-Sheet Harbour
Jim Boudreau
Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, Government of Canada
Hon. Denis Lebel
Mayor of Halifax Regional Municipality
Mayor Peter Kelly

STOP OPEN PEN FINFISH FARMING ON NOVA SCOTIA'S SHORE!

    1. Karin Cope
    2. Petition by

      Karin Cope

      Port Dufferin, NS, Canada

Open pen fin fish aquaculture is a threat to existing sustainable fisheries such as the lobster fishery. It will undo significant investments made in restoring wild salmon habitats along the shore. Fish farms on the Eastern Shore will also harm tourism, real estate, and the quality of life of current residents.

Scientific research has convincingly established that open pen fish farming destroys naturally occurring fish stocks and contaminates the waters with both chemicals and huge amounts of fecal matter. There is a reason why residents of British Columbia, Scotland, California, Latin America, and other parts of Nova Scotia are fighting this type of unregulated industrial farming on their coasts.

 

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    1. Reached 3,000 signatures
    2. Federal and municipal officials added to petition

      Karin Cope
      Petition Organizer

      Aquaculture is a complex issue involving jurisdictions at all three levels of government. The addition of municipal and federal officials as addressees of this petition reflects that reality, and makes it clear that we hold all of them accountable to our concerns about open pen fin fishing aquaculture.

      See our facebook group: Eastern Shore Residents Against Open Salmon Farming

    3. Reached 2,000 signatures

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    • Michael Johnson GERMANY
      • 10 months ago

      Open pen fin fish aquaculture is a threat to existing sustainable fisheries such as the lobster fishery

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    • Mary C TORONTO, CANADA
      • 12 months ago

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    • michael romanchuk DENMAN ISLAND , B.C., CANADA
      • about 1 year ago

      I don't like abusive behavior and these beaches are already occupied with life.

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    • Juan Vera MONTREAL, CANADA
      • about 1 year ago

      Clear regulations are required

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    • Jan Heller GREEN COVE SPRINGS, FL
      • about 1 year ago

      environment property value fishing

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