Responsible aquaculture can help reduce world hunger. Half our seafood now comes from aquaculture, the world’s fastest-growing food system, but its exponential growth has meant environmental and social challenges. To achieve a “blue revolution” we must ensure green practices and encourage smart solutions, like land-based closed containment which eliminates the exchange between fish farms and the natural environment. There are no fish escapes, no interaction with wild stocks, no parasites nor diseases, no pesticides nor antibiotics.
Land based operator "Sustainable Blue" is one Nova Scotia example of how the industry is transforming.
The Twin Bays Coalition believes we should not import archaic foreign-owned technology proven to have negative impacts on wild stocks, the environment, and our quality of life.
The product produced by this obsolete technology damages our health, and the profits leave the province forever. Why would we do that when we have leading edge technology right here, right now, investors working hard to enable entrepreneurs, inventors, engineers, scientists, aquaculturalists to finance a clean industry perfectly poised for growth? It doesn’t rely on imported labour and minimum wage jobs. It builds on our own, experienced workforce and capabilities. It is ours, not someone else’s. A healthy, abundant, highly marketable food product is created, one which can help address world hunger.
With the support of each one of us, Nova Scotia can regain its place as a world seafood leader without damaging our environment.