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Aquaculture Press Conference and Rally in Halifax

Thursday, January 8 - NOON

A Special Invitation...

Please make plans to attend a Press Conference and Rally in support of the Final Report of the
Doelle –Lahey Independent Panel on Aquaculture Regulations.

Why is this important?

It is a ground breaking Report which calls for major regulatory reform of the aquaculture industry in Nova Scotia from top to bottom. It is good and must be supported and implemented in its totality without delay.

Where:  The Lord Nelson Hotel
When:  12 noon – Thursday, January 8th – one hour in duration


Everyone is encouraged to attend to demonstrate widespread public support for strong regulations governing this problematic industry!

Please come and be counted!


Background

On June 4, 2012, the Coalition held its first media conference at the Lord Nelson Hotel to tell the government that its new finfish aquaculture expansion plan was unacceptable and demanded a moratorium on any new open pen salmon feedlots until there was a strategy based on comprehensive science and public consultation in place.

In April, 2013, the government of Nova Scotia responded by declaring a moratorium and appointing an independent expert panel, chaired by Dalhousie Law professors Meinhard Doelle and Bill Lahey, to consult with the public and carry out a comprehensive regulatory review.

In December, 2014, the Doelle-Lahey recommendations were made public.

On January 8th, 2015 the Coalition for Aquaculture Reform will respond to the final report of the Doelle-Lahey Independent Aquaculture Regulatory Review Panel