Writing by the Water

SEND A LETTER!

Letters work. Write your MLA and Premier Houston, and be sure to copy the Minister of Fisheries & Aquaculture and the Federal Minister of Fisheries and Oceans. For your convenience the emails for government officials are easy to copy from the blue boxes below. Full contact information is detailed at the bottom of this page.

WHAT DO I INCLUDE IN MY LETTER?

 

1. Opening sentence: state why this is important to you personally


2. Highlight your concerns such as some, or all, of these key issues:
 

  • pollution (feces, antibiotics, sea lice etc - see dirty dozen)

  • conflict of use with residences, recreational use - boating, beaches, etc.

  • impact on lobster and lobster fishers

  • degradation of tourism offerings (our ocean playground and water based experiences)

  • risk of die offs and escapes that continue regardless of efforts to mitigate these

  • other aspects that concern you personally - see resources for more information
     

3. Encourage a positive way forward for Nova Scotia through land based aquaculture that is available from local, Nova Scotian company called Sustainable Blue. Scores of other companies are now popping up all around the world.

4. Closing comment: open net-pen fish farms have a detrimental impact with minimal economic benefit.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

MLAs:

Provincial Government

 

Premier Tim Houston

Office of the Premier

7th Floor, One Government Place
1700 Granville Street
Halifax, NS B3J 1X5

Phone: (902) 424-6600
PREMIER@novascotia.ca

 

Hon. Steve Craig

Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture

6th Floor (Suite 607), WTCC

1800 Argyle Street

Halifax, NS B3J 2R5

(902) 424-8953
MINDFA@novascotia.ca

MLA's:

 

Danielle Barkhouse, MLA

Chester-St. Margaret’s

Office Suite # 3

4080 Highway # 3

Chester, NS B0J 1J0

(902) 275-2501
barkhousemla@gmail.com

Susan Corkum Greek, MLA

Lunenburg

97 Kaulbach St, Suite 201

Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0

(902) 634-8709
susancorkumgreekmla@gmail,com

Becky Druhan, MLA

Lunenburg West

425 King Street

Bridgewater, NS

B4V 1B1

(902) 530-5449

beckydruhan.mla@eastlink.ca

Federal Government

 

Hon. Joyce Murray

Minister of Fisheries and Oceans

Minister's Office

200 Kent Street
Station 15N100
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6

min@dfo-mpo.gc.ca