Mahone Bay: Public talk on marine protected areas

Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 14:00

Join the Mahone Bay Chapter for a public talk on May 5 to discuss Just How Protected are Marine Protected Areas?

When: Sunday, May 5 at 2:00 p.m.
Where: Mahone Bay Centre, 45 School Street, Mahone Bay

speaker imageThe Campaign to Protect Offshore Nova Scotia (CPONS) – a project of the South Shore Chapter of the Council of Canadians – is pleased to present Professor Anna Metaxas of Dalhousie University’s Oceanography Department. Metaxas is an expert on Marine Protected Areas and Oceanic Refuges, and will speak on Sunday, May 5th at the Mahone Bay Centre at 2:00pm.

With the planned proliferation of offshore activities including possible seismic surveys, exploratory oil/gas drilling and the expansion of aquaculture projects, exactly what marine protected areas and refuge areas are, how they are delineated and how they will be managed has never been more important to the people and communities of Nova Scotia.

Professor Metaxas, who has studied the ocean's life firsthand as an experienced oceanographic researcher and SCUBA diver will outline this important subject and answer your questions.

All are welcome to this important and timely talk.  Admission is free, but donations are welcome to help cover costs.

For more information, please email southshore.coc@gmail.com and join the Facebook Event.