‘Good sci­ence is good sci­ence’

The Compass - - OPINION -

Dear edi­tor,

I would like to com­ment on the ed­i­to­rial of Mr. Ge­orge MacVicar in the July 6 edi­tion of The Com­pass.

I fully agree with Mr. Macvicar’s sen­ti­ments re­gard­ing the pro­vin­cial govern­ment’s ini­tia­tive in the fish­eries sci­ence re­search. I think this is a pos­i­tive step for­ward for our prov­ince. This is a good way for our govern­ment to use the prov­ince’s non-re­new­able re­source rev­enue from oil to en­hance and sup­port our ma­jor re­new­able re­source, the fish­ery.

I am very pleased, as well, that this will be done un­der the um­brella of the Ma­rine In­sti­tute, which is part of our Me­mo­rial Uni­ver­sity. I feel in years to come that Dr. Rose and his team will pro­duce re­sults that will win pro­vin­cial, na­tional and in­ter­na­tional sup­port.

The fed­eral min­is­ter of fish­eries and oceans, in her re­sponse to the ini­tia­tive, com­mented that “good sci­ence is good sci­ence.” I fully agree with her think­ing.

Bravo to all concerned. R. David Moores

Har­bour Grace

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