Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Interested in Aquaculture ?

At the present time they are accepting requests for options to lease for marine trout and marine plants, and suspended culture shellfish, like oysters and mussels.

An option to lease, which has no charge to apply, will take about 2 months for a reply. If you are accepted, you go to the next step.
The next step is “ Option”: and it costs $500. It can take 6 months. You need more details and a public meeting.
Next step is the application: takes 1 month. (Application Form; Development Plan; Scoping Report)  Here they will accept or decline your application.
The next step is the review: it takes about 7 months. They review all and have a public hearing
The last step is the decision: takes 2 months.

Total : 18 months

FUNDING?? The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency  has funding for aquaculture. They can assist in all phases of the operation (set-up, growth, harvesting, processing) as long as the business case is there. However, given the length of time it takes to get all the necessary permits in place, the do not consider providing assistance to an aquaculture project until all necessary permits are secured.  Assistance is in the form of a fully repayable, unsecured, interest free loan for up to 50% of project costs. Their maximum contribution is $500,000.

The fisheries and aquaculture loan board also provides funding. They defer payments for 3 years, as it will take three years for your product to grow from seed to market size.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Great news

The Municipality has deployed 7 temperature recording devices into our waters.
Its the first step of our "mapping the waters" for business !
They are between the Widgegum Islands, East of Tucker Island, North of Pease Island, near Camp Cove, near Canoe island, near Ram Island and North of the Brother Islands.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

2012 versus 2030

Reallocated sites

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New legislation allows the Province to maintain a registry of terminated aquaculture sites for potential reallocation to another operator. 
Before a site is entered into the registry, the site must first undergo a performance review as described in the Aquaculture Licence and Lease Regulations.
If the site passes the review, the site will be entered into the Registry and offered to other operators through a competitive Call for Proposals. Proposals will be judged according to established criteria. A successful proponent will have the exclusive right to apply for the site.
The site can only be used for the purpose for which it was originally approved.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

What are we farming in Nova Scotia?

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American Oysters
Bay Quahogs
Atlantic Salmon
Arctic Char
Atlantic Halibut
Bay Scallops
Marine Plants
Rainbow Trout
Striped Bass
American Eel
Sea Scallops
Brook Trout

Where are we Canadians farming ?

Image result for simple canada mapAquaculture occurs in every Canadian province, including the Yukon !

We're Open for Business !

Public Information on sites

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Information on sites renewed, new applications, amended sites and application refusals,
Also information on how to publicly comment on a site application.

Click here to read.

Map of Aquaculture sites in Nova Scotia

Here's a Link to Nova Scotia's map of aquaculture sites and their owners.


NS Aquaculture

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Sales were 64 million in 2015, 800 direct industry jobs, and 155 indirect industry jobs..
At present, there are 44 companies actively farming fish in Nova Scotia in more than 270 sites.