Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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AT08 - (NS-Marine-Protected-Areas)

HALIFAX. x-16s. Nova Scotia's fisheries minister is expressing concerns about what a proposal for marine protected areas could mean for the province's fishery if they include no-fish zones. Keith Colwell says he's particularly concerned about the lobster fishery on Nova Scotia's Eastern Shore where there is lower employment.

("...justify it?") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

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TAG: The Eastern Shore is the first area along the province's coast that is under consideration by Ottawa, which has promised to protect 10 per cent of Canada's oceans by 2020. There's been no word from federal fisheries officials on whether the protected areas will include no-fish zones. …

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