Threats to Fishery Jobs – PEI Fishermen’s Association letter to Minister of Fisheries and Oceans

In August 2010, the PEI Fishermen’s Association raised their voices and advised the feds “to cease any and all drilling and exploration activities in the Laurentian Channel as well as the rest of the Gulf of St. Lawrence… [and] is also requesting a complete moratorium of any such future activity.”

In the words of Michael McGeoghegan, President of the PEI Fishermen’s Association, in his letter to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, August 6, 2010:

In light of the events in the Gulf of Mexico, serious preventative action needs to be taken in order to avert a similar occurrence in the ecologically sensitive Gulf of St. Lawrence. The economic stability of Atlantic Canada is dependent on the fishery, and the fishery would be decimated if a similar disaster were to happen in this region.