Marine Issues Committee Position Statement on Salmon Farming in Nova Scotia

At this time, there are many environmental concerns with how salmon farming is practiced. For that reason, we don't recommend eating farmed salmon. Farmed salmon has been rated as a product to avoid by SeaChoice Canada. The Conservation Council of New Brunswick also has a substantial amount of information about salmon farming at

In Nova Scotia, we would like to see aquaculture expansion be guided by a plan for coastal development, in a way that does not degrade habitats or appropriate coastal land from traditional fisheries. We plan to have more information on sustainable aquaculture development for Nova Scotia available soon.


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