Fish farms: Dexter government pays big bucks to rag the puck

The recent announcement and commencement of a long and drawn-out process entitled “Independent Aquaculture Regulatory Review” is an almost perfect example of political diversion, delay and deceit. Diversion: The constant harassment of the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture by angry residents of coastal communities, lobster fishermen, angling associations, and citizens concerned about the environmental crisis caused by ocean-based fin-fish farms has been deliberately diverted to a panel of two Dalhousie law professors and a government-appointed board, all being paid from tax dollars to take the heat off minister Sterling Belliveau and the government. [email protected]

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