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Public Input on Bill 57 - "The Act has unclear goals for aquaculture"

From the Halifax Examiner - November 2, 2021. "Yesterday, the legislature’s Law Amendment committee held a 10-hour session to hear public input about environmental and housing bills."



On the topic of Aquaculture:


"Speakers also said the act has unclear goals for aquaculture, saying only that the province will “support low-impact sustainable aquaculture through a licensing process that weighs environmental considerations and includes provincial regulation for potential environmental impacts, animal welfare and fish health, without explicitly banning open net offshore fish farms.


The fear is that as British Columbia is banning those fish farms, companies will merely shift their operations to the Atlantic provinces unless there is also an explicit ban here."


Article By: Tim Bousquet and Jennifer Henderson


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