Fishermen Must Form United Front if Industry is to Survive
Tidal turbines in migratory and spawning areas, a proposed ban of lobster imports from North America by Europe, oil and gas sites which could wipe out lobster/groundfish/scallop grounds, and mega-wind farms in the most productive lobster fishing grounds on the planet are all problems which must be met head on.
The only way for success — as the NORIGS group showed in preventing fossil fuel drilling on the Canadian side of Georges Bank — is for the fishing industry to act as one voice.
Fishermen Feel Left Out of Fundy Tidal Process
A five-storey high, two-megawatt turbine made its way from Pictou, N.S. around the coast to the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE) site in the Bay of Fundy outside Parrsboro last month.
This will be the first of two such turbines that eventually will be placed in the Bay of Fundy by Cape Sharp Tidal. This is just one project of five Fundy tidal power tests which the province feels could very well place Nova Scotia in the forefront of using electricity produced the green way.