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Land-based salmon farm planned for Yarmouth, N.S.


Boreal Salmon Inc. proposed site in Chebogue Point, Yarmouth, N.S. (Image: Boreal)

The Municipality of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia is considering an application for the construction of a land-based salmon farm in an area which is known to be “the most southernly point on land in Eastern Canada.”

The municipality it is appraising an application made by the Boreal Salmon Inc., to change the terminology within the Municipal Planning Strategy to remove the words “close containment” in the section related to land-based aquaculture uses in the municipal’s Rural Development Designation, according to a public notice from the municipality.

Boreal Salon Inc., is planning to build an open flow, land-based salmon farm in Yarmouth’s Chebogue Point.

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The company will be investing up to $60 million on the project and the facility is expected to produce up to 5,500 metric tons of Atlantic salmon and sea trout yearly, according to a report from the Satlwire.com.

Boreal Salmon is requesting the removal of the term close containment “and to allow all types of land-based aquaculture to be considered by Development Agreement in the Rural Industrial

Change to the Municipal Planning Strategy to remove “close containment” and allow all types of land-based aquaculture to be considered by Development Agreement in the Rural Industrial Zone, according to the public notice.

The municipality’s planning advisory will be hosting an online meeting to hear concerns and feedback from the public on this application. The public meeting will be held online, July 20, 2021 at 6:00 pm.

More details on the issue can be obtained from this report.