first_img Coastal development Working waterfronts Public coastal access Sea level rise and storm events Coastal ecosystems and habitats Coastal water quality Governance For each of these issues, the strategy establishes goals, objectives and actions. “We know Nova Scotians value their coast line and want to ensure it is there for their children and grandchildren to enjoy in the future,” said Mr. Belliveau. “This is an opportunity for those people to share their thoughts on the draft strategy and we welcome their feedback.” “We are pleased to see this provincial coastal management initiative moving forward, and appreciate having the opportunity to provide our input on the draft coastal strategy,” said Port Hawkesbury Mayor Billy Joe MacLean, president of the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities. The draft coastal strategy and feedback form are available at www.gov.ns.ca/coast or by calling 902-424-5830. The feedback form will be available until Nov. 30. The draft strategy is only available in English but the final strategy will be bilingual. Nova Scotia is another step closer to having a new strategy that will protect the coastline, while supporting sustainable coastal development. The draft of the province’s first coastal strategy was released for public review and feedback today, Oct. 13. “The coast is where Nova Scotians live, work and play, and it is one of our greatest natural assets,” said Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Sterling Belliveau. “Taking care of our coastal areas and resources is critical to the long-term sustainability of our province and will contribute to the creation of meaningful and durable jobs in our rural communities.” The draft strategy focuses on seven issues that are crucial to effective coastal management:last_img

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