Public Consultations to Seek Input on Preventing Crop Damage from Moose
The Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources, Gerry Byrne, says that the Provincial Government will be hosting public consultations as part of a review of the department’s Agriculture Depredation Policy as it relates to the shooting of moose causing crop damage on farms at night.
There will be both in-person sessions and an online questionnaire.
In total there will be four in-person sessions. The sessions will be held in Deer Lake, Wooddale, Clarenville and St. John’s.
The online questionnaire can be found at www.engageNL.ca.
Written submissions will also be accepted. The deadline for submissions is March 13, 2020.
Feedback gathered during the public consultations will seek to obtain views about whether farmers should be permitted to shoot moose at night, and, if so, how to ensure it is done in a manner that minimizes the risk to public safety.