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From Halifax Herald – 18june2011: Seaweed that smelled like sewage fouled the air in front of Province House on Friday as about 75 people rallied against the government’s decision to approve a large salmon farm in southwestern Nova Scotia.Lobster fishermen and residents from the St. Marys Bay and Shelburne Harbour areas came to Province House on Friday to demand the government stop the expansion of open-net salmon farming along the coast.(Eric Wynne / Staff)

Cooke Aquaculture subsidiary Kelly Cove Salmon has been given approval by the Fisheries and Aquaculture Department to operate two new sites in St. Marys Bay, near Brier Island, that are licensed for a total of 1.4 million fish annually.

But residents of the area and local lobster fishermen say the beaches and ocean floor off Brier Island are already being spoiled by another Cooke Aquaculture site licensed for 200,000 salmon.

They let reporters take a whiff of seaweed they say has been slimed by the waste and leftover food of the salmon, which are raised in open-net pens in the ocean. FULL STORY