Stop the lease and hydraulic clam dredging of our tidal flats by Longshore Fisheries
This petition is to stop the lease and hydraulic dredging of the tidal flats for clams in Sonora, Guysborough County Nova Scotia. This is the estuary for the St. Mary’s river and many other streams. It’s a nursery and home to many species of fish including Atlantic Salmon, trout, gaspereaux, smelt, eels, etc. This estuary supports a lot of aquatic life and should not be dredged. Hydraulic dredging causes silt plumes. Silt plumes can clog fish gills, smother out marine plants, disrupt a otherwise pristine environment. Other places are already banning hydraulic dredging because of the destruction it causes. This is a sensitive area and according to last years Nova Scotia anglers handbook will become a special management area this year. Let’s not let this vital ecosystem be leased and dredged. Stop this before it starts. Please take a minute to sign your signature to stop the lease and hydraulic clam dredging of our tidal flats here in Sonora, Nova Scotia. Thank You!