AQUACULTURE: Taming the Leaper – Dreams from the Past.

There are lots of opinions about aquaculture today, but way back when the first site was tried out in the Bay of Fundy almost 40 years ago, it’s success was thought to have all sorts of potentially positive benefits. Read … Continue reading

AQUACULTURE: What’s really happening?

I have been following the articles and posts on aquaculture and, frankly, both sides seem populated by the equivalent of zealots. “It’s bad” … “It’s good”, “Shut it down” … “It’ll save the world”. On and on it goes while … Continue reading

NOVA SCOTIA: Aquaculture review fast-tracked and expanded by federal government

via Aquaculture review fast-tracked and expanded by federal government – Nova Scotia – CBC News. The federal government has restarted a process to review how fish farms are regulated, and will now expand the scope of the review to include … Continue reading

AQUACULTURE: “You were just lucky. It’ll never work you know”, he whispered softly over my shoulder.

Much to everyone’s amazement, in 1979 we had gotten the first small batch of Atlantic salmon parr through from their battered beginning at the Mactaquac Hatchery on the St. John River to beautiful plump market fish that brought better than $7.00 per … Continue reading

ISSUES: Are escaped Atlantic salmon really a threat to wild Inner Bay of Fundy salmon?

First published Tuesday, January 11, 2011, Modified May 3, 2015 The truth is what we choose to believe.  Well,  here is another business tragedy being turned into a gloom and doom story as the Atlantic Salmon Federation and others keep … Continue reading

AQUACULTURE: A major industry started right here in the Bay of Fundy – Lessons learned

Atlantic Salmon Aquaculture – From idea to Consolidation. Originally published in “The Atlantic Canada Great Ideas Exchange” at The Georgetown Conference. How a great idea got started but … Submitted by: Art MacKay, Bay of Fundy Today, the Atlantic salmon … Continue reading

AQUACULTURE: West Coast Activist Trashes East Coast Aquaculture

Fish farms, lobster don’t mix, expert says October 15, 2012 – 4:00am BY BRETT BUNDALE BUSINESS REPORTER Coastline will be an aquaculture dump site, marine biologist warns Alexandra Morton at her research station in Echo Bay, B.C., in 2008. (THE NEW … Continue reading

AQUACULTURE: An old concept with a new mindset?

Certainly a topic for conversation. But will it involve the whole coastal community. History shows that is unlikely in the Maritimes.  *************************************** Bren Smith works on his oyster farm off CT’s Thimble Islands. Photo: Ron Gautreau Farming the Urban Sea … Continue reading

AQUACULTURE: Bringing the debate out of the gutter – Is it really possible?

Ever since I started the first successful commercial Atlantic salmon farms in New Brunswick and Maine way “back in the day”, I have been immersed in, surrounded by, amused by, aggravated by and threatened by the debates about aquaculture. I have watched … Continue reading

AQUACULTURE: Nova Scotians Call for Aquaculture Reform

Over a hundred groups unite in support of a moratorium on high-risk aquaculture by PALMIRA BOUTILLIER Raymond Plourde of the Ecology Action Centre gives a failing grade to Nova Scotia’s Aquaculture Strategy. [Photo: Miles Howe] A crowd of close to 300 … Continue reading

AQUACULTURE: Genetically engineered salmon facing fierce opposition

By Adrianne Appel, FEBRUARY 20, 2012 AQUABOUNTY TECHNOLOGIES Genetically engineered AquAdvantage salmon eggs are developed in Canada; the fish are raised in Panama.   AquaBounty Technologies, a Waltham company that has created a genetically engineered Atlantic salmon, is treading water while … Continue reading