This is a blog produced for concerned citizens and others in Canada, USA, Norway, Ireland and Chile. It is designed to provide information to others in coastal communities about whether industrial scale fish farms can be managed in a safe, sustainable and responsible way and whether this scale of development is ultimately best for our coastal communities.

To date,  there have been dangerous and questionable practices used by Canadian and foreign firms in industrial fish farming in all of the jursidictions above.

We are hoping that access to the best information available will empower citizens in coastal communities the world over to make sensible choices about industrial farming and to insist that any fish farming done in and around their communities be done responsibly and sustainably.

Please feel free to use any information on these pages and to forward any of the information, news, links, etc. to any others who might find it of interest or use in their communities.

Citizens for Sustainable Aquaculture NOW!
Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Canada 

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8 thoughts on “About”

  1. Sandra McGill said:

    workers will live on the french shore, feed is made in Truro, processing is done in Shelburn, the islands get the pollution!

  2. “This is a blog produced by concerned citizens others in New Brunswick … ” I suggest the grammar be corrected. Sorry, I could find no email contact to send this. Feel free to remove this comment.

  3. Rob Powers said:

    It would be responsible for you to show both sides of the industry. Try comparing the aquaculture industry to farming or to fishing and it comes out much better. Instead of trying to polarize people against aquaculture show a problem and present feasible solutions so that the industry can correct itself.

    • make the industry as you call it pay for itself
      like a normal business
      this so called industry is non sustainable with out tax dollars

    • Joan Riday said:

      I worry that hyperbole (doncha love it) takes precedence over rationality.
      Who’s trying to convince whom of the right or wrong of the aquaculture business?
      Vested interests? or ????

  4. David Jones said:

    In New Brunswick the anti louse products are now in our fresh water .

    The salmon hatcheries are using these products for anti louse protection for up to a year .
    So much for no residuals
    Hope no one is irrigating their farm with fresh water from a river near a salmon hatchery.
    Maybe someone should look into what other drugs are being used in the hatchery.
    or does this come under the acceptable harm clause ?
    David Jones

  5. Rob Powers: Feel free to point out the down-side of the status quo fishing industry. Imagine farmers treating their crops with herbicides and pesticides, not just on the crops but spraying and showering all the surrounding land and beyond. Farmers are held strictly accountable for what goes on to their land, let alone what they apply beyond their land. Open pen aquaculture uses chemicals and bio-products which go into the open ocean so are spread far and wide. Simple logic tells me this is folly. An alternative? Closed pen aquaculture. No, it’s not as cheap as open pen, but then many things would be cheaper if their producers could pollute as much as open pen operators do.

  6. I wanted to bring to your attention an exciting new documentary titled The Last Sardine Outpost. The film will have its national TV broadcast debut on Sunday, January 22, 2012 at 12 Noon on CBC TV’s Land & Sea.

    The film explores the world of sardines – the silvery fish from the Bay of Fundy that are nature’s superfood. It takes you inside the planet’s largest – and North America’s last remaining – sardine cannery, Connors Bros. in Blacks Harbour, New Brunswick, as well as the associated fishery. The town has been billed as the “Sardine Capital of the World”, but the cannery is facing huge challenges that are putting this title, and the community’s livelihood, at risk.

    Check out the film preview http://youtu.be/NwquoUSuajU and tune in this Sunday at 12 Noon.

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