Stop Open Net Pen Salmonid Aquaculture in Nova Scotia
  • Petitioned NS Premier Darrell Dexter, Minister Belliveau and NDP Caucus

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NS Premier Darrell Dexter, Minister Belliveau and NDP Caucus

Stop Open Net Pen Salmonid Aquaculture in Nova Scotia

    1. Atlantic Coalition  for Aquaculture Reform
    2. Petition by

      Atlantic Coalition for Aquaculture Reform

Open pen salmonid (salmon and trout) aquaculture has significant negative impacts on marine environments, wild salmonids and commercially fished species through disease transfer, sea lice infection, toxic pesticide residue, and pollution of the sea floor and shoreline. The Nova Scotia government is currently supporting the unprecedented expansion of industrial scale open pen salmonid aquaculture from the Bay of Fundy to the Bras D’or Lakes without consideration of the damage caused by this industry in other jurisdictions. The province has not fully examined the economic impacts on traditional and sustainable local industries, such as tourism, commercial and recreational fisheries. Communities have the right to determine their economic future and privately held companies should not be permitted to wield undue influence over government decision making and public funding.

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    • terry wilkins DIGBY, CANADA
      • over 1 year ago

      how about FISH AIDES as a reason, or at least the equivalent to of what we hear from B.C.

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    • CURTIS DRISCOLL MINEVILLE, CANADA
      • about 2 years ago

      its just plain wrong

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    • Donald Tower BADDECK, CANADA
      • about 2 years ago

      Member of Stewards of St Ann's Harbour Association

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    • Kirk Smith KITCHENER, ONTARIO, CANADA
      • about 2 years ago

      All the science on the East and West coasts, Norway and elsewhere shows the damage and potential damage to wild stocks by allowing open pen aquaculture. Listen to the scientists, not politicians who only care about re-election.

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    • david westhaver PORT DUFFERIN, CANADA
      • about 2 years ago

      Concerned about the long term affects on wild fish and shelfish, as well as the impact on our coastline.

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