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Here, we will provide specifics and updates on open net pen finfish related events that we host, support or think that you might be interested in.  We will also publicize them through our Facebook, Instagram and other social media channels.  In essence, this is an ongoing campaign to build awareness and opposition to the expansion of the Aspotogan Harbour finfish site and other sites along our coast.


We encourage you to contribute to the discussion.  Whether it is from a social justice, ecological, environmental or other perspective, we are certain that you will find something of interest in our case.

Current Events


Wednesday, 21 September starting at 7:00 PM at the Mahone Bay Centre.  It will be live streamed.

On 24 September, we will be at the St. Margaret's Centre in Upper Tantallon starting at 2:00 PM.



On 25 September: Astor Theatre in Liverpool starting at 2:00 PM


On 4 October: Memory Lane Historic Village, Lake Charlotte, NS starting at 6:30


On 13 October: The retailer Patagonia will be hosting an event in Halifax - time and location to be determined.

Past Events

21 July - Cooke Aquaculture Open House - Blandford

Cooke Aquaculture hosted an information session on expansion plans at Saddle Island.  We hosted a very successful rally and Town Hall meeting for our local candidates for MLA.  A video of the event is coming soon.

March 1

March 6 - Cermaq Open House - Hubbards
Community reaction in Hubbards against open net fish farms was strong, as captured by CBC.

Cermaq Open House - Hubbards

Cermaq Open House - Hubbards

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March 1 - Upper Tantallon Rally.


Another packed house!

View the presentations here.

On the heels of the Mahone Bay event, the rally in Upper Tantallon drew more than 350 people in opposition to the provincial government’s plan to impose industrial scale open net pen fish farming in our waters.


The event was hosted by Chris Heide from the Council of Canadians.  Our incredible speakers included:


Bob Chamberlin, former Chief Councillor of the Kwikwasutinuxw Haxwa’mis First Nation and former VP of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, which represents over 100 BC First Nations.

Karen Wristen, Executive Director of BC’s Living Oceans Society, is applying her background in environmental law to advocating for wild salmon habitat and sustainable aquaculture.

Bonny Glambeck, a lifelong activist and naturalist based in Tofino, BC, helped build the temperate rain forest movement, culminating in the 1993 Clayoquot protests, the largest act of civil disobedience in Canadian history.


Jeff Wagner and Vince Boutilier,  Twin Bays lobstermen (LFA 33). 


Lorne Johanson, former Lunenburg B&B operator and TIANS Board member, has written two reports for TIANS on aquaculture.  He has a Master's Degree in Marine Science and Environmental Management. 


Jim Lawley, Halifax entrepreneur, Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation Director and land-based closed containment pioneer.


Colin Sproul, fifth generation lobsterman, VP Bay of Fundy Inshore Fishermen's Association.

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January 26th 2020 - The Mahone Bay Public Event
Hosted by the South Shore Council of Canadians and Twin Bays, a discussion about the open-net pen challenge and exciting alternatives for aquaculture in Nova Scotia. The event was so popular, it was standing room only.

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Published by LighthouseNOW Progress Bulletin, Jan 29,2020

Past Municipal Presentations

Municipal Council for the District of Lunenburg (MODL).

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Town of Bridgewater’s Council

Monday, January 27, 2020

Municipality of the District of Chester

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Town Council - Mahone Bay

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Cermaq Hubbards
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