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Good News for Georges Bank! – Drilling Moratorium Extended, strong landings of lobster, haddock and scallops

The announcement in Finance Minister Joe Oliver’s budget that the federal government will join with the Nova Scotia government to legislate an extension to the Georges Bank moratorium adds to a recent spate of good news for the province’s fishing and seafood industry, says Denny Morrow,,, The coalition issued a news release saying strong landings of lobster, haddock and scallops; the lower Canadian dollar; and good demand for those seafood exports in U.S. and Asian markets are creating a feeling of optimism in the industry. Read the rest here 17:30

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