Department of Fisheries & Aquaculture
A Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture staff investigation of aquaculture sites affected by a salmon and trout fish kill earlier this year has concluded environmental conditions, not disease, were likely responsible.
Canaqua Seafoods Limited of Advocate Harbour, N.S. has the first Atlantic salmon raised in land-based, closed containment, marine facilities now under transitional organic management.
Provincial fisheries inspectors visited the site of an aquaculture operation on Long Island, Digby Co., Wednesday, April 22, to investigate reports of scattered debris.
An amendment to the Fisheries and Coastal Resources Act will allow a financial contribution to be collected on the sale of lobster, if the industry chooses to implement one.
The aquaculture industry was worth more than $54.3 million in 2013 and directly employed 636 men and women in full- and part-time positions. At present, there are 44 companies actively farming fish in Nova Scotia.
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