Video: NDP Candidate Amy Reitsma takes a stand against open net-pen fish farms at local rally
“The industry has some serious problems,” continued Reitsma. “They have no social licence, no permission from us, the people of Nova Scotia, to put their pens in our waters… It’s our environment that suffers. It’s our quality of life that is affected...."
Reitsma appeared outside the Blandford Community Centre with the other three candidates for the riding — Jessica Alexander (Green), Danielle Barkhouse (PC), and Jacob Killawee (Liberal) — at an event hosted by the Twin Bays Coalition and the Healthy Bays Network, two organizations opposed to fish farms on the south shore. Inside the community centre, Cooke Aquaculture was hosting a regulatory “open house” required for the expansion of its Bayswater fish farm — which has already happened."
“The company operating the Baywater pens, with zero public consultation, which is required by law, quadrupled the size of their operation years ago,”
Read about the event and the speeches of each candidate in this Article by: Tim Bousquet, Halifax Examiner. Link to full article here.
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