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Why is Ottawa drawing a blank on Georges Bank?

The productivity of this bank is witnessed by the largest year class of haddock (2010) that has been recorded in the last 50 years. You would think that governments responsible for managing this unique ocean area would want to protect it from . A blowout similar to the recent Deep Water Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico would be devastating to many fishing communities in southwestern Nova Scotia and New England. Eighty per cent of Georges Bank lies in American waters. Read the rest here 11:30

NoRigs 3 calls on Harper government to extend Georges Bank drilling moratorium

For the third time in three decades a coalition of fisheries groups and environmentalists is campaigning to prevent oil and gas drilling on Nova Scotia’s lucrative Georges Bank fishing grounds. The group, known as NoRigs 3, is calling on the Harper Government to extend a federal moratorium that expires at the end of 2015.  Nova Scotia legislature unanimously passed a law in 2010 extending a provincial moratorium until 2022. Read the rest here  10:37