WHO ARE THE CITIZENS?

Wherever industrial aquaculture is established and promoted, there are Canadian citizens who work diligently to ensure that the coastal communities who are most affected by aquaculture development have their marine habitats, traditional fisheries, local economies and community values respected and supported.

These individuals and organizations do research, organize meetings, lobby politicians and regulators, place supportive signs on their lawns and in their businesses and work hard to promote the welfare of their communities.

In coastal Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, some of the supporters of these sustainable and responsible aquaculture values include:

Political and community leaders who say they support these values include:

  • Municipality of the District of Shelburne (MODS)
  • Town of Shelburne (ToS)
  • Town of Digby
  • Municipality of Queens
  • Province of Nova Scotia
  • Sterling Belliveau – Nova Scotia Minister of Fisheries & Aquaculture
  • Sherri Harris – Founder, Citizens for Sustainable Aquaculture – Shelburne
  • Jim Spencer; President, Shelburne and Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Sherm Embree – Warden, MODS
  • Al Delaney – Mayor, Town of Shelburne
  • Roger Taylor, Cathy Holmes, John Roscoe, Ardith Van Buskirk, Dolores Townsend; Councilors, MODS
  • Elizabeth Acker, Bob Sinden, Elizabeth Rhuland, Bernie Nickerson, Mike Race, Tony Mahaney ; Councilors, Town of Shelburne

Groups and private companies which say they support these values include:

  • Cooke Aquaculture Inc
  • Canadian Aquaculture Association
  • Nova Scotia Aquaculture Association
  • Atlantic Aquaculture Association
  • Citizens for Sustainable Aquaculture – Shelburne
  • Citizens for Sustainable Aquaculture Now!
  • Shelburne and Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Friends of Shelburne Harbour
  • Mayday – Shelburne County
  • St. Mary’s Bay Coastal Coalition
  • Ecology Action Centre
  • Citizens for the Preservation of the Eastern Shore
  • David Suzuki Foundation
  • Atlantic Coalition for Aquaculture Reform
  • New Brunswick Nature Conservancy
  • Sierra Club Canada

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