From Halifax Herald – 10jun2011: Saint Marys Bay near Digby could be home to as many as two million farmed salmon following government approval of two controversial aquaculture sites.open net fish farms

Cooke Aquaculture of Blacks Harbour, N.B., has received federal and provincial environmental approvals for the farms, part of a planned $150-million expansion that could create more than 400 jobs in Nova Scotia, company spokeswoman Nell Halse said in an interview from Saint John, N.B., on Thursday.

“The first step was getting the sites approved,” she said.

The Saint Marys Bay farms are part of an ambitious multi-year plan that could also see Cooke develop a hatchery in Digby, three more farms and a processing plant in Shelburne, and expand its feed mill in Truro.   >>> Herald story here

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