Committee declines comment on fish kills
Prince Edward Islanders will have to wait to learn what decisions, if any, came out of Sunday's meeting of the Action Committee for Sustainable Land Management.
The seven-person committee — made up of representatives of government, farmers, environmentalists and pesticide manufacturers — was formed by Environment Minister Janice Sherry last July to develop strategies to prevent further fish kills in P.E.I. rivers. It delivered its first report in November, making 18 recommendations.
The committee held a regularly scheduled meeting Sunday, and incidents of dead fish found this summer in the Trout and Mill rivers were discussed.
CBC asked to get an update from the government official who chairs the committee, but was told by the Department of Environment no one would be commenting until the investigation of these two latest fish kills is complete.
That will likely be at least another couple of weeks.