For immediate release
July 13, 2012
Advisory: Mitchelmore to visit South Coast
NDP Fisheries Critic Christopher Mitchelmore (MHA, The Straits-White Bay North) takes his Orange Tent Tour to the south coast of the province for a couple of days next week.
Mitchelmore looks forward to speaking with people involved in both the traditional fishery and aquaculture. In St. Alban’s, he will meet with the Executive Director of the Newfoundland and Labrador Aquaculture Industry Association, and with the Business Development Agency. He also plans to visit the Centre for Aquaculture Health and Development in that community.
The MHA hopes to get answers to some questions he has about the current infectious salmon anemia outbreak in the area – in particular, why the diseased fish have not already been taken out of the water to prevent a further spread of the virus to both other aquaculture sites and wild fish, and whether contingency plans to do so are in effect at other aquaculture enterprises.
To locate or contact Mitchelmore on his travels, people can follow #orangetenttour on Twitter.
- Fish farm hopes to sell infected salmon (cbc.ca)
- Newfoundland confirms outbreak of infectious salmon anemia at aquaculture site (vancouversun.com)
- Food inspection agency quarantines south coast salmon farm (cbc.ca)
- 450,000 Farmed Salmon To Be Destroyed After Anemia Outbreak In Newfoundland, Labrador (freeinternetpress.com)