July 22, 2012
Nova Scotia’s Conservative party wants the Dexter government to slow down open-pen fish farming in the province.
In a release Saturday, Tory Leader Jamie Baillie said the approval of applications for new salmon farms should be withheld by the province.
He said “the public has no confidence in” the type of aquaculture under consideration in parts of Nova Scotia, so a moratorium is warranted.
The aquaculture industry must be sustainable and in harmony with coastal communities, Baillie said.
Residents are also worried about what seems to be a “rubber-stamped” applications process, he said.
The Conservatives’ release said Baillie recently met with residents and business owners from the Eastern Shore, and has met with “many concerned Nova Scotians” in coastal communities during the past few months.
Read the full story in the Chronicle Herald.
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- Digby County Courier; June 22, 2012; "Hatchery plans still unclear"
- CBC; June 21, 2012; "Province expected to invest in aquaculture expansion"
- Chronicle Herald; June 21, 2012; "Cooke aid raising concerns"
- Chronicle Herald; June 20, 2012; "Cooke Aquaculture says Nova Scotia expansion 'makes sense'"
- Chronicle Herald; June 20, 2012; "N.S pledges $25 million for Cooke Aquaculture expansion"
- The Sou'Wester; February 28, 2012; "Cooke's moving ahead with expansion"
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Posted July 23rd, 2012