Advocates on the West Coast have long been sounding the alarm bell and waving red flags frantically at Nova Scotia, warning the fish farm Industry has targeted Nova Scotia....
There was a was a lot of buzz in the Twitterverse this past week surrounding the the Broughton deal on the West Coast as First Nations took control over fish farm sites in the Broughton Archipelago. A big victory for Alexandra Morton, the First Nations and all who oppose open pen fish farms, and its news that all of Nova Scotia needs to pay attention to. See the Facebook post we shared from Protect our Shorelines, (Sept.19th) which is a great synopsis of events that highlights the massive failures of the Industry to control sea lice and why the fish farm giants now have their sights set on Nova Scotia.
For as long as PLB has known of the Protect Our Shorelines FB page they’ve been sounding the alarm bell and waving red flags frantically at Nova Scotia, warning that the Industry has targeted Nova Scotia, repeatedly posing the question - Hello, Nova Scotia are you Listening!!??? Understandably in utter disbelief, knowing all that is documented, how and why would the NS government welcome these companies to our pristine waters.
We shared the BIV article on Twitter yesterday to highlight this point.
Quoted from the article: "The agreement gives the First Nations oversight during a transition period that will see most, if not all, salmon farms in the area shut down, and production moved elsewhere."
Well, for Cermaq *elsewhere* includes Nova Scotia. You only have to scroll down in the same twitter feed to see how true that is. Its real. They’re here.
Not only is Cermaq already here, they’ve applied and been granted not 1 but 4 Options to Lease. Currently they’re trying to recruit community members to join their Information and Advisory Committees.
If anyone share updates or insights as to what’s happening in these communities in regards to opposition efforts, please be in touch! Its already been 6 months. THE SCOPING PERIOD was supposed to END NEXT FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH, but we have been advise that it has now been extended to MARCH 2020.
TO ALL PLB SUPPORTERS AND EVERYONE OPPOSED TO OPEN NET-PEN FIN-FISH FARMS IN NOVA SCOTIA PLEASE GO TO Cermaq’s www.hellonovascotia.ca and submit your comments thru their “Talk To Us” button.
*** We have learned! We now know that Cooke submitted all (?) the comments received through their "Community feedback" website in their scoping data, which in turn was part of the Application documents that will be in front on the ARB, (and published publicly on line by DFA). **** Submit your comments to Cermaq!!
Link to the BIV article here.
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