Bay of Fundy Inshore Fishermen’s Association launches petition to halt Bay of Fundy tidal projects

XAV101_20160519340671_highChris Hudson, president of the Bay of Fundy Inshore Fishermen’s Association started the petition this week, asking that tidal power testing be halted until their association is satisfied the fisheries won’t be harmed. The association is one of Nova Scotia’s biggest fishing groups, representing 150 lobster and fixed gear groundfish licence holders in the Bay, from the Yarmouth county line to the Nova Scotia-New Brunswick border. “We haven’t been contacted about this whatsoever,” Hudson told the Chronicle Herald. “And that’s not acceptable. We’re not saying we’re against it, we just want to be around the table to talk about the exact plans. There’s a lot of ifs.” Hudson says he was contacted by the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) on Wednesday with background information. “That’s a start,” he said. Read the story here  12:27