Thursday, June 13, 2024

Jean Wilson

  • commented on Aquaculture to Nova Scotia Like Oil to Alberta 2020-02-05 10:14:56 -0400
    Because the OILSANDS were a great success, Collwell. Relieved to hear that open net salmon farms fare “Documenting”:
    • Disease and parasite outbreaks
    • Inadequate protection for nets from storms in bays where low flushingdoes not protect water quality
    and human populations
    • Waste swept toward sensitive shores by major storm events
    • Higher water temperatures in hurricane season causing salmon deaths
    • “Dead’ zone created by the fish farm
    • Fouling of fishing grounds with decomposing salmon manure.
    • Untreated fish waste, the equivalent of human excrement sewage for 10,000 to 12,000 people
    • Nuisance algae thrive, and marine habitat is degraded
    In Jeopardy:
    • the fishing of lobster, mackerel, herring, and crab and employment
    • the harvesting of Irish Moss
    • navigation passes
    • Iconic views, pristine beaches, unspoiled ecology – a massive tourism draw, on which Nova Scotia depends economically. Over 2 .2 million visitors to Nova Scotia a year – Will these pens take tourism jobs from us as well? Give your head a shake, and stop this disaster waiting to happen! Goodbye Cermaq.