The State of Nova Scotia's Coast Report, the first of its kind in Atlantic Canada, is available for review. The report looks in detail at six priority issues: sea level rise and storm events, public coastal access, working waterfronts, coastal water quality, coastal ecosystems and habitats, and coastal development.
The State of Nova Scotia's Coast Report provides an overview of the condition of our coast and information on priority coastal issues. We must look at ways to protect the coast where we live, work, and play. It is vital to who we are and a way of life that is valued by Nova Scotians.”
Sterling Belliveau, Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister
This report is a snapshot of the current state of the province's coast, including its history. Using feedback from Nova Scotians, as well as information in the report, a coastal strategy will be developed for release in 2010.”
Justin Huston, chair of the Provincial Oceans Network, the group of 15 departments and agencies that oversaw the development of the report.
The Coastal Coalition of Nova Scotia congratulates the government on this important step towards better management of our coasts. Nova Scotians are eager for leadership and action. Our coastal communities have a vital role to play to help bring it to fruition quickly.”
Jennifer Graham, Coastal Co-ordinator at the Ecology Action Centre and representative with Coastal Coalition of Nova Scotia