Opponents of a proposed fish farm expansion near Liverpool got a big morale boost on Wednesday as Premier Tim Houston told a business luncheon that he personally opposes the plan for more fish farms in Liverpool Bay. - QCCR News
"About 80 Queens County businesspeople and others were at the Best Western Plus in Liverpool for the event. The event was organized by the South Queens Chamber of Commerce, and featured the premier and Queens MLA and Public Works Minister Kim Masland.
The premier’s comments came during a question and answer session, in response to a question about Kelly Cove Salmon’s application to expand its [salmon farm] operations near Coffin Island, and to add two new sites off Brooklyn and Mersey Point. "
“The review board will do their process and we certainly respect that process, but on a personal level I believe that there are places where aquaculture makes sense and great opportunities in this province. There are other places where it doesn’t make sense. And I don’t think Liverpool Bay is one where it makes the best sense.” - Premier Tim Houston
Report & Photos by Rick Conrad | QCCR News | February 7, 2024
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It was a pleasure to meet Premier Houston at today's event and refreshing to hear of his personal opposition to the proposed expansion and his shared concerns regarding Liverpool Bay's future prosperity.
A reminder from PLB:
RE UPCOMING HEARING FOR THESE FISH FARM APPLICATIONS: DEADLINE FOR PUBLIC SUBMISSIONS IS LESS THAN ONE WEEK AWAY
If you want to share your personal concerns about the proposed fish farms with the ARB, members of the public can make written submission or request to make a 6 minute presentation. You can find all relevant links and information on how to do this on our web page here.
The provincial Aquaculture Review Board (ARB) is accepting public submissions on these applications until Feb. 12, 4:30 pm.