Premier Stephen McNeil will make a presentation to the National Advisory Panel on Marine Protected Area Standards in Moncton, today, May 4.
The Premier will emphasize the importance of allowing opportunities for economic growth while providing appropriate environmental protection.
“It is critical that we allow all of our sectors to coexist off our coast,” said Premier McNeil. “The Sable project is a good example of how responsible offshore development can coexist with the fishery.
“We also need to ensure the fishery and aquaculture industries — which support thousands of jobs in communities across our province — can continue to grow and thrive. We will work with the federal government on the objective of more marine protected areas, but it has to be done in a way that allows Nova Scotians to maximize the value of our resources off our coast.”
The panel is meeting at the Hotel Beauséjour. Premier McNeil is scheduled to speak at 2:15 p.m.