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Media Release: N.S. Coastal communities call for immediate regulatory review after first ARB hearing

The Healthy Bay's Network (HBN) is very concerned that the ARB process appears designed to selectively reject critical pieces of evidence relevant to fish farm siting and expansion decisions, protect regulators from scrutiny, and exclude widespread public participation. We are urging Minister Craig to open up the five-year regulatory review on aquaculture as required under the Fisheries and Coastal Resources Act, now more than a year overdue.

“We can’t just sweep 17 years of lackadaisical regulation under the rug and expect everybody to move on,” says HBN Chair Brian Muldoon. “We’ve been calling on the Province to fix this boundary issue for years, and the previous government simply refused to enforce their own regulations. DFA may not want to talk about it, but communities aren’t going to forget.”


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