The NDP Critic for Environment says Grieg’s massive aquaculture project is based on increasingly controversial methods and government wants to both allow it and invest $45 million of the people’s money to do it.

Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) says Norway, Iceland, and Denmark are moving to land-based aquaculture, as are Nova Scotia and BC.

NDP Environment Critic Gerry Rogers

The provincial government talks a great deal about aquaculture, says NDP Environment Critic Gerry Rogers, but not as much about the potential environmental harm the industry can cause. Today in the House of Assembly, she asked government for some assurances that this province’s regulations will keep up with those in the rest of the world.

NDP Environment Critic Gerry Rogers

As the province’s Supreme Court considered a challenge on the provincial government’s decision to release Grieg Aquaculture from an additional environmental assessment, NDP Environment Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) was asking questions in the House of Assembly.


NDP Environment and Conservation critic George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) questioned government today about the use of pesticides in the aquaculture industry in this province.


With amendments to the Aquaculture Act recently tabled in the House of Assembly, NDP Fisheries Critic Christopher Mitchelmore (MHA, The Straits – White Bay North) brought the issue to Question Period today.


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