The Safina Center

Voices for our Coast: Aquaculture Rally

On June 17th, 2011, the St. Mary’s Bay Coastal Alliance and the Ecology Action Centre held a rally at the Province House in Halifax to protest the recent approval on industrial size salmon feedlots in the productive waters of St. Mary’s Bay. Fishermen, tourism operators and other concerned citizens showed up to voice their concerns. Aquaculture is the fastest growing industry in Nova Scotia’s coastal zone, yet it is not included in the provincial Sustainable Coastal Development Strategy.