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  • Scott Mellon
    March 23, 2012 - 17:57

    I thought that crippling problems was a good thing.

  • random
    March 23, 2012 - 12:46

    I'm sure all 3 major projects; Long Harbour, Hebron and Lower Churchill will benefit from this act. Not to mention the rest of the offshore industry.

  • PHILIP C.
    March 23, 2012 - 11:46

    REMEMBER THIS PLANET IS ALL WE HAVE.ITS OUR HOME FOR ONE AND ALL.SPEAK UP,SPEAK OUT.

  • Michael
    March 23, 2012 - 10:44

    We are colony of US Big Oil, not banana republic, tar sand republic. This is the same pattern that happens in smaller 3rd world countries when foreign mining companies move in. Reduce regulatory barriers, reduce labour laws, allow foreign companies to extract and export the wealth with no consideration for local population.

  • Henry Jefford
    March 23, 2012 - 08:35

    I have a poster i picked up at the DEPT of Fisheries 30+ years ago called " ONE IN A MILLION " THE odds on cod " It shows the COD MORTALITY RATE OF ONE IN A MILLION FROM AN EGG TO A N ADULT COD OF (7) YEARS I THINK THE GOV SHOULD NOT ONLY SUPORT FISH FARMS BUT SHOULD FARM THE OCEAN , THE GOV. SHOULD HAVE A FISH HATCHERY WHERE COD FISH EGGS ARE HATCHED AND WHEN THEY ARE A LITTLE LARGER OR MATURED THEN RELEASED INTO SOME PROTECTED COVES OR BAYS WHERE THEY CAN STAND A BETTER CHANCE OF MATURING TO AN ADULT COD AND REPRODUCING

    • Casey
      March 23, 2012 - 09:43

      Henry...I think that has been tried. Didn't work well. If ottawa didn't allow over-fishing off NL we wouldn't have this problem. How many fishing boats are on the Nose and Tail at this moment?

  • Fishery Act Changes will prove catastrophic
    March 23, 2012 - 07:03

    If the Fisheries Act is allowed to be changed, get ready for Armageddon, because everywhere you will feast your eyes will be blanketed with Oil and Gas Fields, Mining Operations, Slag Ponds and Pipe Lines. If we think Environmental Cancer is rampant now, then with far less regulations, many of the dangerous pollutants will find their way into our Oceans, Lakes and Ponds, and Landfills and they will prove very detrimental to our health.

    • p earle
      March 23, 2012 - 10:29

      Am Armageddon that will make our surrounding coastal waters, the breeding nursey of our priceless fishing grounds and resource, and the beautiful pristine coastal communities where we now live a waste land of destruction, poison and deprivation. They will turn our homeland into a garbage can like that which surrounds the tar sands in Alberta. The centeral government's only concern is power for themselves and getting money from any resource in any province to support that power, regardless of what it would do that outlying province. pe

    • Chris Chafe
      March 23, 2012 - 10:57

      The two of you should work for the Sierra Club or something. You seem to forget that the "garbage can" in Alberta is what is employing 1000's and 1000's of Newfoundlanders, or would you prefer they be in NL living on welfare?

  • Casey
    March 23, 2012 - 06:59

    I understand that all fish habitat need to be protected, what I can't understand is why more people were not protesting while Ottawa allowed the banks off NL to be raped and the stocks almost wiped out. Then again NAFO continues to plunder offshore and there is not much uproar about that.

  • Ray
    March 23, 2012 - 06:59

    Aside from Dunderdale being useless federally, this will be the worst thing to happen to Newfoundland (and to a greater extent Canada) in quite some time. Changing the way environmental assessments are done to streamline the process for industry??? The act is meant to safeguard the environment FROM INDUSTRY! Outrageous! Harper needs a short little moustache under his nose, and a pair of cement loafers...