"A recent Nova Scotia Aquaculture Review Board boundary decision sets an alarming precedent that aquaculture companies can break the law with impunity and with assistance from the government bodies meant to hold them accountable, an Ecojustice lawyer says. "
“The ARB’s decision to approve Kelly Cove’s lease expansion, in tandem with more than a decade of inaction by the provincial government, undermines the regulatory scheme’s focus on incentivizing compliance,” Sarah McDonald of Ecojustice said in a release.
“It is disappointing that the (board) was unwilling to properly scrutinize the clear misconduct by both Kelly Cove and (the provincial aquaculture department) over the decades preceding this application,” said McDonald, who represented local resident and writer Gregory Heming as an intervenor at the four-day application hearing held in Yarmouth in mid-November.
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Article written by: Francis Campbell | for Saltwire | Jan. 31, 2022
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