3 January 2022
Over the next few weeks, we will provide specifics and updates on our activities through our website, Facebook, Instagram and other social media opportunities. In essence, this is an ongoing event or campaign designed to build awareness and opposition to the expansion of the Aspotogan Harbour finfish site.
We encourage you to follow this campaign and contribute to the discussion. Whether it is from a social justice, ecological, environmental or other perspective, we are certain that you will find something of interest in our case.
21 July - Cooke Aquaculture Open House - Blandford
Cooke Aquaculture hosted an information session on expansion plans at Saddle Island. We hosted a very successful rally and Town Hall meeting for our local candidates for MLA. A video of the event is coming soon.
March 6 - Cermaq Open House - Hubbards
Community reaction in Hubbards against open net fish farms was strong, as captured by CBC.
March 1 - Upper Tantallon Rally.
Another packed house!
On the heels of the Mahone Bay event, the rally in Upper Tantallon drew more than 350 people in opposition to the provincial government’s plan to impose industrial scale open net pen fish farming in our waters.
The event was hosted by Chris Heide from the Council of Canadians. Our incredible speakers included:
Bob Chamberlin, former Chief Councillor of the Kwikwasutinuxw Haxwa’mis First Nation and former VP of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, which represents over 100 BC First Nations.
Karen Wristen, Executive Director of BC’s Living Oceans Society, is applying her background in environmental law to advocating for wild salmon habitat and sustainable aquaculture.
Bonny Glambeck, a lifelong activist and naturalist based in Tofino, BC, helped build the temperate rain forest movement, culminating in the 1993 Clayoquot protests, the largest act of civil disobedience in Canadian history.
Jeff Wagner and Vince Boutilier, Twin Bays lobstermen (LFA 33).
Lorne Johanson, former Lunenburg B&B operator and TIANS Board member, has written two reports for TIANS on aquaculture. He has a Master's Degree in Marine Science and Environmental Management.
Jim Lawley, Halifax entrepreneur, Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation Director and land-based closed containment pioneer.
Colin Sproul, fifth generation lobsterman, VP Bay of Fundy Inshore Fishermen's Association.
January 26th 2020 - The Mahone Bay Public Event
Hosted by the South Shore Council of Canadians and Twin Bays, a discussion about the open-net pen challenge and exciting alternatives for aquaculture in Nova Scotia. The event was so popular, it was standing room only.
Published by LighthouseNOW Progress Bulletin, Jan 29,2020
Past Municipal Presentations
Municipal Council for the District of Lunenburg (MODL).
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Town of Bridgewater’s Council
Monday, January 27, 2020
Municipality of the District of Chester
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Town Council - Mahone Bay
Thursday, January 30, 2020