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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Groups Want Ottawa To Halt Legislation On Pesticides

20 groups calling on the Federal Government not to proceed with legislation that will help aquaculture companies use pesticides.

Fundy Baykeeper Matthew Abbott tells CHSJ News environmental and fishing groups from BC and New Brunswick have written to Prime Minister.

Abbott says these regulations would make it easier for aquaculture companies to use pesticides in the marine environment. He says this causes them great concern because the chemicals are toxic to crustaceans including lobster.   Abbott adds Ottawa should be forcing the aquaculture industry to be more responsible and operate in ways that don't harm our oceans.