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Nova Scotia salmon farmed on land brought to market

A Nova Scotia company that’s spent eight years developing a system to farm fish in large tanks on land says it’s finally ready to bring its locally-raised Atlantic salmon to market. The company, Sustainable Fish Farming, has a farm close to the Bay of Fundy in Centre Burlington. The facility works on a  that recycles all saltwater in the salmon tanks, while waste is drawn out and used as fertilizer. The salmon are fed organic fish food, and since the farm carefully controls any contaminants that enter the tanks, it is not necessary to give the fish antibiotics. Read the rest here 07:55

Atlantic salmon can be farmed on land, B.C. project shows

CBC_News_logoA British Columbia First Nation is using a workshop this week in St. Andrews to explain how it is growing Atlantic salmon without the fish ever seeing the ocean. The Namgis closed-containment facility on Vancouver Island is the first salmon farm in North America to grow Atlantic salmon on a commercial scale in a completely land-based aquaculture system. Read more here  09:53