This week our conversations all centre around the Ecology Action Centre… the largest environmental organization in Atlantic Canada, based here in Halifax.
We start off hearing from Tristan Cleveland, an EAC staffer who is organizing an ideas competition around the redesign of the EAC's building. The competition launches this Saturday with a public workshop where anyone can share their idea for what Cleveland calls "public space for advocacy".
Then we'll hear a piece originally produced for The Tide, the podcast of the Halifax Media Coop. Media coop editor Hilllary Lindsay interviewed EAC Marine Conservation Coordinator Susanna Fuller about the EAC's recent big - and risky - move to sue the federal government over their approval of the production of genetically modified salmon for human consumption.
Then we feature a conversation with Justin Cantafia, a relatively new addition to the EAC's marine conservation staff. Cantafia, along with Susanna Fuller, recently published an article calling attention to the recent dramatic rebound of haddock stocks in the George's Bank area, south of Yarmouth. They express concern that increased quotas have resulted in such low prices for haddock that only large scale fishing operations using bottom trawling methods can compete. Cantafia believes the smart way to go is by developing the smaller scale bottom longline fishing industry. This 10,000 strong fleet, he says, employs more people, harvests a better quality of fish, and will help sustain the recovering groundfish stock.
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