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General · 10th March 2010
Alex Morton
The Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans was formed yesterday. They will have their agenda set by the 10th. If you want them to revisit the impact of salmon farming on wild fish in Canada, today is the deadline.
There are several breaking issues that need to be dealt with swiftly, such has the developing drug resistance in sea lice on both coasts, and the new drugs that are being approved rapidly to try and deal with this. These drugs do not remain in the pens – they enter the ocean.
Every Atlantic salmon facility in British Columbia must be tested for the ISA virus in case it is here to prevent it from spreading to the North Pacific.
There are many issues that affect many people, and I just want to let you know this opportunity exists and will close soon. I have heard the Norwegian companies are meeting with MPs to revamp the Fisheries Act to meet their needs. Why are we Canadians handing the Pacific fishery over to the Norwegians?
The clerk of this committee is Travis Ladoucer
Fax: 613-992-9069
E-mail: FOPOparl.gc.ca
The MPs are:
Rodney Weston Chair
Raynald Blais, Lawrence MacAuley Vice Chair
Fin Donnelly Member
Randy Kamp Member