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  • Rudy Haugeneder
    March 26, 2013 - 11:25

    Just reaffirms what many people outside of Alberta already think: Newfies are stoopid. But that's a wrong conclusion. Newfies are just too trusting for their own good. Only their politicians appear stoopid as a way to cover their corruption.

  • Fred Penner
    March 26, 2013 - 11:23

    The Cohen report and the Suzuki foundation say that the danger of open net farming is that it exposes wild fish to ISA (and probably other microbes as well). I don't think this means that we need to "blow up" the industry but it appears to indicate that closed systems are superior in that they don't expose other fish to ISA etc. Fish farming is a relatively new industry - both open and closed net techniques- and perhaps we might try both approaches and learn the benefits and pitfalls of each before we proceed pell mell with either method. There may be ways to manage to pitfalls of open net farming and there may be, as yet, unknown risks associated with the closed net technique.

  • UnCommon Sense
    March 26, 2013 - 10:50

    Bennett is right. Nl does not need to make the same mistakes that other jurisdictions have. Our government is content to trade our environment to compete with third world countries in the race to the bottom in protein production We made the same mistake with our cod fishery and pretty much every other fishery that provided employment, decimating the resource in an effort to protect jobs. We all know what the outcome of continuing on the current path will be. Will government do something about it?