Feds announce plans to protect colourful coral canyons off Nova Scotia coast

Wildlife NewsSeptember 27, 2016 9:43 am

The federal government says its protecting two colourful coral canyons off the coast of Nova Scotia.

Bubblegum coral is shown in a handout photo. In a dark corner of the Atlantic Ocean, amid a pair of steep-sided canyons far off the southwest coast of Nova Scotia, there's a welcoming home for schools of fish decorated with coral so colourful its official name is bubblegum.
The Canadian Press

The federal Fisheries Department says before the end of this year, the two canyons Georges and Corsair will be declared off limits to fishermen who use gear that is dragged or dumped on the seabed.

ReadMore: http://globalnews.ca/news/2966219/feds-announce-plans-to-protect-colourful-coral-canyons-off-nova-scotia-coast/

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