Nova Scotia Update

We are aware that many people are waiting to hear about our decision regarding our Options to Lease in Nova Scotia and our planned next steps. Right now, Canadians, and countries around the globe are focused – and rightfully so – on the current Covid-19 pandemic and taking the required precautionary steps.

At Cermaq, we are focused on our employees and supporting their personal health and wellbeing, as well as making sure that we are supporting the communities in which we live and work.

We have received notice from the Province of Nova Scotia’s Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture that in recognition of these extraordinary circumstances and the impact it has on the ability to carry out feasibility and engagement work, they have temporarily suspended the Option to Lease expiry period until further notice.

At this time, we are planning to share our decision the week of April 6, 2020. As with everything currently, this may change, but we do commit to continuing to provide updates and moving forward in a transparent and accountable manner. The announcement will be shared through our Hello Nova Scotia website (, our website (, our social media and through the Nova Scotia email distribution list.

We would like to thank everyone for the understanding and patience.

Thank you.


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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