posted on Sep, 12 2009 @ 09:49 PM
You're not doing enough Gail!!!
The Honourable Gail Shea
Minister of Fisheries and Oceans
Egmont (Prince Edward Island)
Gail Shea was first elected to the House of Commons in 2008.
Prior to her election to the House of Commons, Ms. Shea was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island. She was first elected in
April 2000 and was appointed to the provincial cabinet as Minister of Community and Cultural Affairs where she was responsible for the Status of
Women, the Worker’s Compensation Board and the Island Waste Management Corporation. From 2002 to 2007, Ms. Shea served as Minister of Transportation
and Public Works.
Prior to entering politics, Ms. Shea managed a small family business for 15 years.
Ms. Shea has long been active in her community. She served as vice-president and treasurer of Royal Canadian Legion Branch #6. She has also served as
a school trustee and former president of the local Home and School Association. Ms. Shea’s long record of volunteerism includes involvement in her
local community festival, sports teams and church. A passionate advocate for seniors, she has also run a tax preparation program for seniors.
Ms. Shea is married to Russell and has five children and seven grandchildren.
What in the hell does this woman know about fisheries and oceans...?
“It's kind of hard to tell what is happening here,” Ms. Shea said in an interview. “Some are higher, some are lower than forecast,” she said.
“Some runs are very healthy, so it is hard to point to any one thing as the cause of sockeye not returning.”
Yeah Gail... it is hard to tell, but like others have pointed out, these Atlantic Salmon farms on the west coast need to close asap.
Grand Chief Doug Kelly, co-chair of the First Nations Fisheries Council, said in an interview after the meeting that he told the Minister that the
Fraser River sockeye salmon fishery was on the verge of extinction. He urged her to respond to the “crisis” by holding an international summit on
salmon to look for answers. The Minister did not respond, Chief Kelly said. “I felt ignored. I'm not sure if she heard me or not,” he said.
What a shame...
And as Duzey posted before me... the bear is in trouble.
More bad news for the bear.
How does it affect the food chain if the mighty bear dies off? Surely it can't be good.
Reports from conservationists, salmon-stream walkers and ecotourism guides all along British Columbia's wild central coast indicate a collapse of
salmon runs has triggered widespread death from starvation of black and grizzly bears. Those guides are on the front lines of what they say is an
unfolding ecological disaster that is so new that it has not been documented by biologists.
[edit on 12-9-2009 by GioTheGreek]