Friday, July 12, 2013

South Shore: Aquaculture Consultations Kick Off Monday

The Nova Scotia government will begin public consultations next week as it looks to update aquaculture standards in the province. Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Sterling Belliveau announced the creation of a panel in May tasked with recommending new regulations to govern the industry by the end of next year. The panel will be led by two environmental law experts from Dalhousie University in Halifax. They will be advised by a seven-member committee with representatives from industry and environmental groups, the Mi'kmaq and the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities. The government has about 20 public meetings planned across the province. Meetings are planned to be held later this month in Shelburne, Lunenburg, Liverpool and Yarmouth.

Local consultation session: Sessions will be 2:30-4:30 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m. at each location.

July 15 --  Royal Canadian Legion, 34 Duke St., Lunenburg

July 17  -- Emera Centre, 50 Queens Place Dr., Liverpool

July 18 --  Shelburne Fire Hall, 63 King St., Shelburne

July 30 -- The Rodd Grand Hotel, 417 Main St., Yarmouth

July 31 -- Annapolis Basin Conference Centre, Cornwallis Park,               

The date and location of the Halifax meeting will be announced in later this summer. More information is available at .