Gulf NS Herring Federation and SOSS submission to Strategic Environmental Assessment

Gulf NS Herring and SOSS Sea submission – CNLOPB – 3

Submission to Western NL Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) by Gulf NS Herring Federation and Save Our Seas and Shores, October 22, 2012. Authors Greg Egilsson (President – Gulf NS Herring Federation) and Mary Gorman (Save Our Seas and Shores). The 5 page submission critiques the flawed public process, which falls far short of what Environment Minister Peter Kent ordered, and addresses:

  • the historical involvement of Save Our Seas and Shores in protecting the Gulf from oil and gas development
  • background facts on the inshore fishery in the Gulf of St. Lawrence
  • precautionary principle
  • current science and knowledge gaps about the ecosystem
  • mitigation myths