DFO to study fish mortality at Annapolis tidal plant

Fisheries and Oceans Canada has commissioned a scientific review of the Annapolis Tidal Turbine’s impact on fish populations.,, The 20-megawatt tidal generating station in the Annapolis River has been operating without a ministerial dispensation allowing it to kill fish since it opened in 1984. Section 35 of the Fisheries Act prohibits “the carrying on of a work, undertaking or activity that results in serious harm to fish that are part of or support a commercial, recreational or Aboriginal fishery.” However, it allows the minister to grant an exemption if the facility doesn’t kill fish at population levels. “Absolutely, it kills a lot of fish,” said Michael Dadswell, who studied fish mortality at the Annapolis Tidal Turbine while working as a Fisheries and Oceans scientist during the 1980s. click here to read the story 10:31

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