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.
Premier Tim Houston
Office of the Premier
7th Floor, One Government Place
1700 Granville Street
Halifax, NS B3J 1X5
Phone: (902) 424-6600
Hon. Steve Craig
Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture
6th Floor (Suite 607), WTCC
1800 Argyle Street
Halifax, NS B3J 2R5
Danielle Barkhouse, MLA
Office Suite # 3
4080 Highway # 3
Chester, NS B0J 1J0
Susan Corkum Greek, MLA
97 Kaulbach St, Suite 201
Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0
Becky Druhan, MLA
425 King Street
Hon. Joyce Murray
Minister of Fisheries and Oceans
200 Kent Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6