Friday, June 6, 2008

Call the more "dumping"....

Is it just me or are things getting sillier, no more "dumping" at sea!!! Most of our oyster market gets scooped out of the Charlottetown and Summerside harbours where they have been lying on "God knows what" for years before they get moved to other sites for sometimes a minimum of a few weeks to cleanse themselves out before the are shucked down by fellow oyster lovers like myself. As the old expression goes "I've been eating shit most of my life"... I just hope we don't lose the flavour.. Any chance these Rule Makers could get that fox who dumps on my sidewalk to scoop it up too?
No more flushing for fishermen
Friday, June 6, 2008
CBC News
Starting July 1, when shell fishermen use the toilet at sea on P.E.I.'s oyster and mussel grounds, they will have to take the waste home with them.
While there is little argument with the new rule, some are wishing there had been a little more notice.
Gary Rogers, who has been growing mussels in Malpeque Bay for years, just installed two new toilets on his boat, the old type that flush into the sea. Now he says he'll have to replace them with chemical toilets, and find somewhere to dump them.
"That's not a very nice job for people at the end of the day, to be hauling that stuff home in the back of your truck," Rogers told CBC News on Thursday.
The new rule is being implemented at the insistence of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which says harvesters who want to export shellfish to the United States must ensure its harvested from clean waters.
"These shellfish are filter feeders and can uptake bacteria and viruses, and we're looking to improve the program to address that issue," said John White of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
P.E.I.'s Aquaculture Alliance supports the change.
"They're always looking at opportunities to identify ways to ensure safe food, and it would be important for us to comply," said Linda Duncan, executive director of the alliance.
The food inspection agency says it isn't necessary to spend a lot of money on a holding tank for sewage waste. Even a bucket will do as long as it has a secure lid.

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