Academic articles, documentary films, news, Op-Eds and Nova Scotia Laws & Regulations.
Underwater camera fish farm
Open Net Pens
Lice-infested farmed salmon
Academic Publications & Reports
Benjamin Rigby, Reade Davis, Dean Bavington, Christopher Baird (2016)
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Marine Policy, Elsevier Ltd.
Canadian Journal of Sociology/Cahiers canadiens de sociologie
Meinhard Doelle and William Lahey (2014)
A New Regulatory Framework for Low-Impact/High-Value Aquaculture in Nova Scotia.
The Final Report of the Independent Aquaculture Regulatory Review for Nova Scotia
TrondW. Rosten, KristianHenriksen, Erik Skontorp Hognes, Brian Vinci, Steven Summerfelt
Artifishal - produced by Patagonia
A film about people, rivers, and the fight for the future of wild fish and the environment that supports them. It explores wild salmon’s slide toward extinction, threats posed by fish hatcheries and fish farms, and our continued loss of faith in nature.
Salmon Wars - by Silver Donald Cameron and Chris Beckett
A documentary film by Silver Donald Cameron and Chris Beckett looking at the state of the aquaculture industry in Maritime Canada and the plans to dramatically increase production sites around the coast of Nova Scotia.
MEDIA - Canadian News Stories
April 9, 2020: CBC News - (Paul Withers)
Salmon farming giant Cermaq abandons controversial Nova Scotia expansion
March 11, 2020: Masthead News - p.1 (Keith Ayling)
March 6, 2020: CBC News
March 5, 2020: CKBW Bridgewater (Evan Taylor)
March 3, 2020: CBC News
March 1, 2020: CTV News Atlantic
March 1, 2020: Global News (Graeme Benjamin)
February 12, 2020: Masthead News - p.1 (Catherine Clute)
February 10, 2020: Saltwire Network
February 5, 2020: The Narwhal
February 5, 2020: CTV News
January 24, 2020: The Chronicle Herald
January 20, 2020: The Chronicle Herald
December 22, 2019: Global News
Global reports on 200,000 Cermaq salmon die-off in BC’s Clayoquot Sound, part of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in Ahousaht First Nation territory.
October 28, 2019: CBC News
Dead salmon residue remains as Northern Harvest Sea Farms says cleanup complete.
The death of 2.6 million salmon off Newfoundland.
Stewart Lamont, Managing Director, Tangier Lobster Co., Tangier
The Chronicle Herald, June 3, 2020
The Chronicle Herald, April 7, 2020
The Chronicle Herald, April 1, 2020
The Chronicle Herald, March 20, 2020
The Chronicle Herald, March 9, 2020
The Chronicle Herald, January 31, 2020
Geoff Le Boutillier (St. Margaret’s Bay) & Syd Dumaresq (Mahone Bay)
Masthead News, January 15, 2020 (p 13)
Nova Scotia Laws and Regulations
Nova Scotia differs from BC. Here open-net pens are regulated by the Province. In BC they fall under federal jurisdiction. But the argument touted by the government that “NS has the toughest regulatory regime” is simply not true. There are many territories with infinitely tighter rules, stiffer enforcement, and much less ministerial discretion. Norway, for example, is the Gold Standard. There every single net pen in the country is monitored in real time and the data on such things as escaped fish, disease, temperature, feed and medications is available 24/7 to the public.
TIANS reviews their position regarding the development and implementation of open pen finfish operations in Nova Scotia.
29:00 Kirk Havercroft of Sustainable Blue describes the success story of a Nova Scotian land-based salmon farm
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.