Meetings with Wolastoqey held, rotenone spraying in Miramichi delayed until 2022 – CBC

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Meetings with Wolastoqey held, rotenone spraying in Miramichi delayed until 2022 – CBC

by ahnationtalk on September 23, 202130 Views

Sep 22, 2021

Woodstock First Nation member says she’s still not convinced using rotenone is worth an environmental risk

After being delayed by women concerned about its safety, a chemical-spraying project to control the smallmouth bass population in Miramichi Lake has been put off until next year.

In August, Wolastoqey grandmothers and mothers paddled canoes on the lake, preventing volunteers from spraying it with rotenone — a fish-killing pesticide. The chemicals can’t be sprayed when people are on the water.

The Atlantic Salmon Federation filed a court injunction to remove the women, but it was dismissed for lack of notice to the Wolastoqey.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/rotenone-new-brunswick-miramichi-wolastoqey-1.6185631

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