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N.S. Aquaculture Regulations Under Review

The Nova Scotia Aquaculture Regulatory Advisory Committee is expected to make recommendations to Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Steve Craig before the end of the year following a review and consultation process of the province’s aquaculture regulations. The review was a recommendation of the original Doelle/Lahey independent report, A New Regulatory Framework for Low-Impact/High-Value Aquaculture in Nova Scotia (2014), and is part of the Terms of Reference for the Nova Scotia Aquacul...

Positive Outlook for Atlantic Canadian Aquaculture Industry

Sustainable growth and development are expected to continue in the aquaculture industry in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador. “The aquaculture sector in Nova Scotia is growing steadily,” says Tom Smith, executive director of the Aquaculture Association of Nova Scotia (AANS). “We’re very positive about the future of aquaculture. Over the last number of years, we’ve seen more interest in aquaculture,” said Smith, noting there are more than 40 applications for leases and ...

Aquaculture on “The Leading Edge of Food Production”

Aquaculture can sometimes seem a bit complicated to people with all the science and technology that goes into it. But the primary goal of the sector is very simple — it’s all about growing food to feed people. St. John’s, N.L. is welcoming the best and brightest from the aquaculture world to the Aquaculture Canada and World Aquaculture Society (WAS) North America Conference and Trade Show (Aug. 15–18, 2022) and as part of that event, there is no doubt folks will collectively ...

Grieg Opens Placentia Bay Aquaculture Facility

In April, Grieg Seafood Newfoundland officially opened its Placentia Bay-based facilities, located in Marystown. On hand for the occasion was Grieg CEO Andreas Kvame, as well as representatives from the provincial and federal governments and other dignitaries including Norwegian Ambassador to Canada, Jon Elvedal Fredriksen. “We are very pleased to have reached the point in our growth where we can celebrate our grand-opening,” said Knut Skeidsvoll, Managing Director, Grieg Seafood ...

Aquaculture Review Board Decision Draws Both Fire and Applause

The recent decision by the Nova Scotia Aquaculture Review Board (ARB) to permit an amendment to the boundary of the marine finfish licence and lease held by Kelly Cove Salmon Ltd. (AQ#1039) at the Rattling Beach site in Annapolis Basin, Digby County is drawing sharp criticism from opponents. “The Board is satisfied that there will be no negative, or any, impact of this amendment on any of the eight statutory conditions,” states the 34-page decision released on Jan. 28. “As noted, to ...

Nova Scotia Aquaculture Review Board Holds First Open-Pen Salmon Farm Boundary Amendment Hearing

The case has been made both for and against an application by Kelly Cove Salmon Ltd. for a boundary amendment to their marine finfish licence and lease (AQ#1039) known as the Rattling Beach site in Annapolis Basin, Digby County. The public hearing for the application, held Nov. 15 to 18 in Yarmouth, was the first ever public hearing on an open pen salmon farm held by the Nova Scotia Aquaculture Review Board (ARB). “Within 30 days of a hearing, the Board will issue a decision, including ...

Grieg Outlines Ongoing Development of N.L. Operations

Plans are on track for the first three million smolt from the Grieg Seafood N.L. salmon hatchery and nursery in the Marystown Industrial Park to be transferred to marine grow-out sites in Placentia Bay next spring. One of the world’s largest indoor hatchery and nursery facilities, Grieg’s operation incorporates recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) technology designed by AquaMaof, Israel. “Their design is a total recirculation of water to retain as much water as we possible ...

Despite Pandemic, Land-Based Aquaculture Looks Like the Chicken Revolution

While the market has reacted sharply to the changes in food distribution patterns due to the coronavirus pandemic, aquaculture investment has moved right along. We are witnessing a disconnect between investment behavior and the real economy based on the surge of liquidity provided by the federal reserve and other governments. Despite grim employment numbers, investors are awash in low interest, zero interest or negative interest money provided by central banks to try and keep the various ...

Nova Scotia Fish Farms Global Leaders in Sustainability

It is an unfortunate reality that fish farming has been the subject of sustained misinformation campaigns in recent months. What makes this disturbing is that fish farming supports thousands of essential jobs in rural communities across Atlantic Canada — jobs that have become even more precious during these difficult economic times. For more than 40 years, Nova Scotians have supported marine fish farming and recognized that it can coexist with other fisheries on working waterfronts. T...

Miawpukek First Nation Diversifying Fisheries Opportunities

State-of-the-Art Vessel Providing Aquaculture Net Cleaning Services Aunt Mali would be proud. She is the namesake of the new, state-of-the-art aquaculture support vessel built and configured to do in-situ net cleaning service for the aquaculture industry by Miawpukek First Nation (MFN)’s Netukulink Fisheries on Newfoundland’s south coast. Aunt Mali “was an elder in the community that’s no longer with us, but that name, it felt very fitting because Aunt Mali was the mother, the ...