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Doelle-Lahey Panel Aquaculture Regulatory Review for Nova Scotia

Draft Version for Public Comment

I am encouraging all APES members to read the draft of the Doelle- Lahey Report on the Aquaculture Review for Nova Scotia.

Professors Doelle and Lahey set up an inclusive process to hear from Nova Scotians about their concerns of the aquaculture industry and to set up regulations for it. These concerns are reflected in the report. However, they did not take the step to eventually phase out open pen feedlots as our representative on the Roundtable attempted to get. 

I would like to thank Bill Williams for all of his hard work on the Roundtable in obviously moving the work of the panel to create more stringent regulations and much more community input.

APES has until August 31st to present a written response to these draft regulations. Bill and myself will present a summary of the report at the APES meeting and we are hoping that members of APES will have read the report and be ready for a discussion of our response. 

Thank you

Wendy Watson Smith

CBC on Monday July 7, 2014

Interim Report on Future of NS Aquaculture

Information Morning speaks with interim report authors William Lahey and Meinhard Doelle. The report was released on Friday.

CBC on Tuesday July 8, 2014

Information Morning speaks with Stewart Lamont of Tangier Lobster about the independent review of fish farming in Nova Scotia

CBC on Wednesday July 9, 2014

In the wake of last week's report on the future of aquaculture, the EAC's Raymond Plourde tells Info AM that governments do little to turn such recommendations into policy. The Herald's Marilla Stephenson weighs in as well.

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