Stillwater Slim on the Line …
Time to Choose!
Rather than sustaining Nova Scotia’s
coastal communities by fostering our valuable tourism and fisheries resources, our provincial and federal governments continue
to embrace the problematic and controversial salmon farming industry.
studies show Nova Scotia’s Margaree River salmon angling brings $2.5 million annually to rural Inverness County, being
supported by a provincial salmon hatchery that costs $200,000 annually to operate. This ensures that the river can continue
to sustain aboriginal and sport fisheries over a five month season.
salmon sport fishery used to benefit Guysborough County similarly and could do so again today if sustained by a freshwater
I urge our governments to support proven sport fishing
tourism rather than risky open-pen salmon farming to help our rural coastal communities.
Let’s remember that we can’t have both – open-pen salmon farms have wiped out wild salmon
and sea-trout populations everywhere. Sport fishing is green, open-pen fish farming pollutes our coastlines. Simply put, the
two don’t mix at all.
Municipal government support is important here as well,
being closest to the people. I suggest we all ask these questions to our candidates prior to municipal election this fall:
1. Two ways we can
benefit our coastal communities are either though development of fish farming or development of sport fishing tourism. Which
makes the greatest economic sense and which will you support?
2. Are you concerned
about open-pen salmon farms harming our lobster fishery?
We’re now in the
dog days of August, but our thoughts will soon turn to fall salmon fishing.
Here’s a famous wet
salmon fly with a twist, something different!
Black up-eyed salmon hook, sizes 2/0 - 12
Fine oval silver tinsel, then yellow floss
Golden pheasant crest
Black ostrich herl
Oval silver tinsel
4 strands of blue Krystal Flash
Black squirrel tail
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Please stay on the line