Proposed $ 500M Salmon Farm Operation For N.S. Pushed Back 6 Months

It will be another six months before a multinational salmon farming corporation decides whether to proceed with a large expansion into Nova Scotia.

Cermaq Canada says it needs more time to consult locals on its $500-million proposal to develop 20 open-pen Atlantic salmon farms sites, two hatcheries and a processing plant.

The Nova Scotia government has granted the company’s request for an extension on options to lease coastal waters in Digby, Guysborough and Richmond counties.

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