How to be Heard

Public participation in the Federal Environmental Review process for Proposed Site 1251 at Port Mouton Islandácreated the largest file on any aquaculture site in Canada. Every letter counted! Citizen voices helped us to get heard and to successfully prevent a second farm being licensed.

The Bay needs to recover from the impact of 15 years of salmon farm waste. The harbour around Spectacle Island used to be a prime lobster fishing area. Fishermen now call it "the dead zone". Scallop beds, clams and mussels are no longer present.

Friends of Port Mouton Bay's Science Team has partnered with Dalhousie University to monitor a long term recovery of the seabed at Spectacle Island. Cooke Aquaculture, the current owner of the Spectacle Island site (#835), has agreed to fallow the site for a period of three years. Read more about our discussions with Cooke Aquaculture

While we study the site recovery during the fallow period, Friends of Port Mouton Bayáremains opposed to open cage fish farming in the Bay. And we continue to publicly advocate against the re-establishment of active fish farming in the Bay.

Write Letters

Express your support! Please write to the following persons -- different letters to each, or the same letter to all. For letters written to Nell Halse, at Cooke Aquaculture, we encourage you to carbon copy (CC) this letter to: Premier Dexter, Minister Belliveau, MLA Vicki Conrad and Friends of PMB

Honourable Darrell Dexter

Office of the Premier
7th Floor, One Government Place
P.O. Box 726
1700 Granville Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3J 2T3

(902) 424-6600 phone
(902) 424-7648 fax

Honourable Sterling Belliveau

Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture
Minister of Environment
Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture
7th Floor, Bank of Montreal Building
P.O. Box 2223
5151 Granville Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3J 3C4

(902) 424-8953 phone
(902) 428-3145 fax

Honourable Percy Paris

Minister of Economic and Rural Development
Minister of Tourism Culture and Heritage
Minister of Economic and Rural Development
Suite 600, Centennial Bulilding
P.O. Box 2311
5151 Terminal Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3J 3C8

(902) 424-5790 phone
(902) 424-0514 fax

Department of Tourism, Culture, and Heritage
6th Floor, World Trade and Convention Centre
1800 Argyle Street
P.O. Box 456
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3J 2R5

(902) 424-4889 phone
(902) 424-4872 fax

Constituency Office:
273 Windsor Junction Road
Windsor Junction, NS
B2T 1G7

(902) 860-4004 phone
(902) 860-0197 fax

Honourable John MacDonell

Minister of Natural Resources
Department of Natural Resources
3rd Floor, Founders Square
1701 Hollis Street
P.O. Box 698
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3J 2T9

(902) 424-4037 phone
(902) 424-0594 fax

Constituency Office:
202 Highway #2
Unit 5, PO Box 330
Enfield, NS B2T 1C8

(902) 883-7308 phone
1-888-827-2212 phone
(902) 883-7627 fax

Gerald Keddy, MP

Member of Parliament for South Shore - St. Margaret's

Parliamentary Address

House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6
Telephone: (613) 996-0877
Fax: (613) 996-0878

Constituency Address

Aberdeen Commercial Centre
129 Aberdeen Rd., Suite 201
Bridgewater, Nova Scotia
B4V 2S7
Telephone: (902) 527-5655
Fax: (902) 527-5656
Toll Free: 1-888-816-4446

The Honourable Gail Shea

Minister, Fisheries and Oceans
Parliament Buildings, Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada, K1A 0A6
(Please include your postal and e-mail address)

Jim Prentice

Minister of the Environment
Les Terrasses de la Chaudi┐re
10 Wellington St., 28th Floor
Gatineau, Quebec
K1A 0H3

Tel.: (819) 997-1441
Fax: (819) 953-3457

Nell Halse

VP Communications
Cooke Aquaculture Inc
874 Main Street
Blacks Harbour
New Brunswick
Canada E5H 1E6

Vicki Conrad, MLA

New Democratic Party Caucus Office
Centennial Building, Suite 1001
1660 Hollis Street
PO Box 1617
Halifax, NS B3J 2Y3

(902) 424-4134 phone
(902) 424-0504 fax

Constituency Office:
43 Carten Street
P.O. Box 430
Liverpool, NS B0T 1K0
(902) 354-5203 phone
1-888-354-5203 phone
(902) 354-5247 fax