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We are exploring the possibility of expanding to the Digby, Guysborough and Richmond areas of Nova Scotia. Please join our community conversation. We have created a number of opportunities for you to learn about and comment on our early explorations into Nova Scotia as a great place to set up salmon farming operations, as well as to ask us questions about our sustainable approach to aquaculture.

Cermaq is looking for individuals to join Community Information and Advisory Committees in Guysborough and Canso area, Arichat, and Digby. If we have additional interest outside these communities, we would look at establishing committees in these additional communities.

To find out more about the committee, please read Terms of Reference. If you are interested in joining the committee, please email Amy Jonsson at [email protected] by September 30 and express your interest, along with a bit of information about yourself. We will follow up with everyone and hope to have the first committee meeting in late October.

Farming in common waters carries much responsibility, and is based on cooperation with the local communities, industry, the Mi’kmaq Nation and other levels of government, and many other stakeholders. Our aim is to start having open, constructive conversations on how we could potentially work alongside existing fisheries, add value to local communities, and help provide healthy, delicious and sustainable salmon.

We are looking for opportunities to add value and build on the Nova Scotia Seafood story. We are curious to see what Nova Scotians think, and see if we could potentially also call this wild, beautiful and rugged province home.

For our operations to be viable and sustainable in Nova Scotia, we think we would need about 20 farm licences (not all will be farmed at the same time), 2 hatcheries and a processing plant. Learn more about our West Coast operations on the environment page.

What we want to learn more about you, your province and if we could potentially compliment the Nova Scotia seafood story.

Tell us what you think.


Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page. We will continue to update this section with the questions, comments and concerns we hear during our engagement sessions with Nova Scotians.

If you want to speak with someone or submit comments, feedback or questions, please visit our contact page.


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