Don’t Gut Fisheries Act, Plead 625 Scientists

Don’t Gut Fisheries Act, Plead 625 Scientists by Andrew Nikiforuk, March 24, 2012, The
More than 625 Canadian scientists are demanding that the Canadian government abandon plans to gut the Fisheries Act, the nation’s most significant and oldest piece of environmental legislation. Scientists contacted by The Tyee called the changes shocking and unprecedented. “We believe that the weakening of habitat protections in Section 35 of the Fisheries Act will negatively impact water quality and fisheries across the country, and could undermine Canada’s attempt to maintain international credibility in the environment,” states the letter.

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