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IMPORTANT
We are asking people who have concerns about fish farms to be at OWLS HEAD this Sunday (August 12th) at 1pm with your signs, your concerns and your information as Snow Island is taking people out on boat tours of their farm and promoting their operation from 1 - 5pm on Sunday. To get to Owls Head take the West Ship Harbour Road and drive until you get to the dock at OWL's Head.

1. Get informed!  Read everything you can. (Check out the Science and Information section of this website, as well as the History and News sections.) Talk to your neighbours.  Join our facebook group (click on the facebook icon to the lower left of this page).  Sign petitions calling for a moratorium on the granting of open pen finfish licenses on the Eastern Shore and in Nova Scotia: http://www.change.org/petitions/stop-open-pen-finfish-farming-on-nova-scotia-s-shoreand http://www.change.org/petitions/stop-open-net-pen-salmonid-aquaculture-in-nova-scotia

2. Write to your elected officials.  (See sample letter below.)  Address lists of politicians and government offices dealing with aquaculture are also attached below.

3. Familiarize yourself with the license granting process.  (Follow the link to documents under "Application Processes" here: http://www.gov.ns.ca/fish/aquaculture/stmary.shtml. The provincial process for granting licenses is the same for the Eastern Shore as it was for St. Mary's Bay.) Do you have any particular knowledge or expertise or concerns about the licenses proposed for the Eastern Shore?

4. Read the Environmental Impact Assessments prepared by Sweeney International, an aquaculture service company hired by Loch Duart/ Snow Island Salmon as a part of their proposal.  (You can download all nine documents here--three for each of the sites, Shoal Bay, Beaver Harbour and Spry Harbour: http://www.simcorp.ca/eiaceaa.php.) Do you see any problems with the claims made in these EIAs?  If so, put your objections in writing and send them to:

Julie Dupuis, Transport Canada Environmental Affairs

julie.dupuis@tc.gc.ca (506) 851-7350 or 7542.

Send us a copy too via facebook or snail mail APES 300 Gammon's Road, RR#1 Port Dufferin, NS B0J 2R0.

5. Do you have any great ideas for fundraising or raising community awareness of this issue?  Let us know--either via the facebook page or by going to the contact us link on this website.

6. Comment on aquaculture stories as they appear in the news. Write op-eds and letters to the editor (letters@herald.ca)


 

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