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Petitioning NDP MLA E Shore Sid Prest and 10 others


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.


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

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