South Shore residents pack Mahone Bay Centre today in show of opposition to Cermaq's fish farms
It was a full house today at the Mahone Bay Center for the Toxic Waters community information session against open net pen fish farming! The corridor outside was packed and a hundred or more turned away!!
Panel members at today’s Toxic Waters community meeting against open net pen fish farming includes Brian Muldoon, Protect Liverpool Bay Association, Casey from St. Mary’s Bay Protectors, Sid from Twin Bays Coalition, Wendy Watson Smith, APES and Jim Lawley from the Atlantic Salmon Federation. Plus so many knowledgeable citizens in the audience... an amazing group united against open net fish farming!!
James C. (Jim) Lawley, a director with the Nova Scotia Salmon Association, La Have River Salmon Association, and the Atlantic Salmon Federation, President & Co-Owner at Halkirk Properties, Inc., President & Co-Owner at Saltersgate Developments, Inc. and Director & Vice President at Camp Bonaventure Ltd. Mr. Lawley is also Director-Norman Newman Centre Entrepreneurship at Dalhousie University and on the board of 6 other companies speaking at the Toxic Waters community information meeting on sustainable alternatives to open net pen fish farming.
David Devenne, Mayor of Mahone Bay speaks on the anticipated loss of tourism dollars if open net pen fish farming comes to the area. Mahone Bay Council is already planning to stand with community groups against open net pen fish farming!!!
Check out our Facebook post for highlights from today's 'Toxic Water's' Community information session presented by Twin Bays Coalition and Council for Canadians.