NOPIPE Land and Sea Rally Friday against proposed Northern Pulp pipeline

Fishermen and First Nations chiefs will gather Friday to rally against a proposed controversial Northern Pulp pipeline.

Advocates say the effluent treatment system would pipe 70 to 90 million litres of pulp mill waste into the Northumberland Strait, home to lobster, crabs, scallops, herring and other fish.

Northern Pulp has said the effluent pipe will meet all standards and is the best alternative to dealing with the mill's waste. 

Friends of the Northumberland Strait president Jill Graham-Scanlan says their goal is to protect the strait for future generations.

The  NOPIPE Land and Sea Rally is expected to draw people from all Maritime provinces.

The schedule:
12:00 pm  Citizens gather at Pictou Exhibition Grounds in preparation for march
12:30 pm  Citizen March - Pictou Exhibition Grounds to Hector Quay Marina, Pictou Waterfront
12:30 pm Boats gather at mouth of Pictou Harbour
1:00 pm  Boats sail into Pictou Harbour, Remarks and messages of support - Hector Quay Marina, Pictou Waterfront

~ With files from The Canadian Press