Cumberland BC Cumberlander: What’s all the stink about Sea Cucumbers?
July 28, 2012
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What’s all the stink about Sea Cucumbers?
The deadline for public input on the two Sea Cucumber Applications is quickly approaching on Tuesday, July 31st.
Just in the knick of time, comes a response with the Proponents’ Business Plan to a Freedom of Information Request from the Ministry of Labour, Citizens’ Services and Open Government.
Click on this link to find that Document – https://friendsofbaynessound.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/response-records-blog.pdf
I think it all boils down to this: why did the Proponents keep this Business Plan under wraps until now? My guess is that the information about 4.6 million plus 6.2 million = 10.8 million sea cucumbers being a harvested a year from Gartley Point to Buckley Bay wouldn’t sit well with residents. Indeed those figures are not given in the Document. However, it’s only a matter of doing a little math to figure out how much 1,500 metric tonnes a year of sea cucumbers would work out to be. (See Page 15 of Document.)
Also, take a look at the diagrams of blue predator tubing on Pages 53 and 56. There is a note that the tubing will be “removed after 4-6 months”. What if there is a storm that bounces around those tubes along with the 1.5 metre high containment fencing (see Page 29)? These plastic materials will undoubtedly end up on our beaches, causing even more biofouling in Baynes Sound.
If you have a few minutes this weekend, go to this link and follow the instructions to send in your Letter of Concern to the Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resources – https://friendsofbaynessound.wordpress.com/
“CC’s” can also be sent to DFO and other governmental contacts. The deadline is Tuesday, July 31st.