Shelburne Warden Advocates Extension Of Georges Bank Oil and Gas Exploration Moratorium

Warden Penny Smith says the moratorium is important for the fishing industry. “Billions of dollars of lobster, scallop and ground fish landings come from Georges Bank. This industry is our coastal communities’ economic mainstay, and it cannot be put at risk. It’s one of the richest fishing grounds in the world, and it supports the provincial economy, so we must continue to protect these important fishing grounds,” said Smith. The moratorium has been in place for 33 years, and a decision on extension needs to be made by the end of 2022. >click to read< 07:50

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