Belliveau calling for ministerial update and emergency meeting to address masses of dead sea creatures

December 30, 2016

For Immediate Release

SHELBURNE – NDP Fisheries critic Sterling Belliveau is calling on Minister Keith Colwell to provide Nova Scotians with an update on what is being done to find answers to why thousands of sea creatures have washed ashore along the coast in Southwest Nova Scotia.

“After weeks of theorizing, people continue to speculate about the cause of these mysterious deaths. I think it is time for Minister Colwell to provide an update on what his department and federal counterparts are doing to uncover the root cause of this unusual occurrence,” said Belliveau.

Beyond ‎calling for an update, Belliveau, along with his colleague Lenore Zann, have also written the Chair of the Standing Committee on Resources, Suzanne Lohnes-Croft, requesting an emergency committee meeting to discuss this issue.

“The Bay of Fundy is a spectacular marine environment that has sustained rural fishing communities for generations. Time is of the essence in determining the cause of these mysterious deaths. Hopefully, an emergency meeting will give all parties a chance to ask government representatives questions about this serious issue,” said Belliveau.

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For more information please contact Kyle Buott at 902-266-2068.