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From Halifax Herald story by  By BILL POWER Business Reporter Wed, Jun 15

Groups opposed to open-net salmon farms will be in Halifax on Friday with trucks filled with lobster traps they say will be permanently lost from inshore waters when Cooke Aquaculture proceeds with a couple of new salmon farms in St. Marys Bay.

"These groups are not opposed to aquaculture but to the establishment of open-net farms, which are at the bottom of the list in terms of environmental efficiency," said Jordan Nikoloyuk, with the Ecology Action Centre in Halifax.

Nikoloyuk said the province should encourage the use of close-containment aquaculture systems that can be used in the water or on land.

Members of the St. Marys Bay Coastal Alliance and the Friends of Shelburne Harbour will participate in the Friday protest at Province House, beginning at 11 a.m.  >>> read Herald story here