MHAs visit south coast aquaculture projects
Browne, Haley tour operations with cabinet committee on jobs
A group of cabinet ministers and MHAs were in the region Sunday, Sept. 24 for a series of meetings and site visits to south coast aquaculture operations.
Placentia West- Bellevue MHA Mark Browne and BurinGrand Bank MHA Carol Anne Haley were in the area with Fisheries and Land Resources Minister Gerry Byrne, and Advanced Education, Skills and Labour Minister Al Hawkins.
According to a press release, Haley and Browne have both contributed to the effort to bring Grieg NL’s aquaculture operations to fruition, and both felt it was important to see firsthand how this industry has successfully evolved.
“The Cabinet Committee on Jobs was formed to focus on creating new economic activity and job creation,” Browne said in the release. “Aquaculture has proven successful in other parts of the province, and I remain committed to seeing it successful in Placentia Bay as well.”
Haley said the Grieg aquaculture project will not only bring new industry to the region, “but provide much-needed employment to residents of the Burin Peninsula and beyond.”
“The site visits clearly indicated the tremendous potential of this industry in our province, and I too remain committed to seeing Grieg Seafarms take its home in Placentia Bay and St. Lawrence.”
While on the south coast, the committee met with the Centre for Aquaculture Health and Development and the Swanger Cove Hatchery, and participated in site visits with Cooke Aquaculture and Northern Harvest Sea Farms NL.
MHAs Mark Browne and Carol Anne Haley recently visited aquaculture projects on the province’s south coast.