Proposed
Nova Scotia
project

We’re wondering if we might contribute to Nova Scotia’s seafood economy.

Farming in common waters carries much responsibility. It is based on cooperation with the local communities, industry, Mi’kmaq Nation and other levels of government, and all 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.

20

salmon farms

 

2

hatcheries

 

3

regions

 

300+

new local jobs

 

$500M

our contribution to
the local economy

20

salmon farms

2

hatcheries

3

regions

300+

new local jobs

 

$500M

our contribution to
the local economy

We are looking for opportunities to add value and build on the Nova Scotia seafood story.

We are curious to see what Nova Scotians have to say, and see if we could potentially also call this wild, beautiful and rugged province home. Tell us what you think by attending our community conversations or filling out this comment form.

We are committed to driving economic development and adding value where we work and live.

Due to the nature of our business, our operations are mostly in rural and remote coastal communities. Within our business model, we build the required infrastructure in these regions so we can grow our eggs and smolts, farm in the ocean and eventually harvest and process all within close proximity.

Our preliminary sense of how we could operate in Nova Scotia.

In order for our operations to be economically sustainable, we need to have a large enough farming operation to support the required infrastructure. This translates into having about 20 farm licences (not all will be farmed at the same time), 2 hatcheries and 1 processing plant.

Our current operations in British Columbia.

In BC we have 28 salmon farm licences on both the East and West Coasts on Vancouver Island. We own four hatcheries on the island and a processing plant in Tofino. We contract with another processing facility, Brown’s Bay Packing, just north of Campbell River. We have between 300 and 350 full-time employees, depending on the staffing levels required at the processing plants, and have an average annual payroll of $13.2 million with an additional $4.6 million provided to employees in paid benefits.

 

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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