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  • Hundreds Gather for Grieg Aquaculture Information Session

    Hundreds gathered at four locations across the province for an information session hosted by Grieg NL last night.

    A long time member of the FFAW says the biggest concern for Burin Peninsula residents as relates to the proposed Grieg aquaculture project, is jobs.

    Allan Moulton attended last night’s public information session in Marystown to observe and hear what was being said.

    While many have raised environmental concerns, for the Burin Peninsula the big issue is jobs.

    While there were some project supporters attending the St. John’s satellite meeting, many left with little assurance and unanswered questions.

    Several participants in St. John’s expressed disgust over the satellite approach, blaming technology for not being able to hear other regions.

    Leo White of the Coalition for Aquaculture Reform asked if Grieg NL would still complete an Environmental Impact Study should the provincial government win their appeal against the Atlantic Salmon Federation Supreme Court ruling. Representatives in Marystown overlooked providing an answer and White says the engagement approach doesn’t instill confidence.

    White says the Coalition pushed hard through the Environmental Impact Statement guidelines for several public meetings. He says he understands one should happen in Marystown but he wanted a separate session in St. John’s. White indicates people couldn’t make out what was being said half the time.

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