Busted: pesticide use a major problem in open-pen aquaculture

Written by Tom Cheney with photographs by Nick Hawkins on May 14, 2018

This month, a New Brunswick salmon aquaculture company, Northern Harvest Sea Farms, was charged with a violation of the province’s Pesticides Control Act. That quite likely means the company illegally dumped toxic chemicals into the Bay of Fundy. It’s not the first time this has happened. In 2013, Kelly Cove Salmon, a division of Cooke Aqua, pleaded guilty to depositing Cypermethrin in the bay, killing hundreds of lobsters. Cypermethrin is an agricultural pesticide and its marine use is banned in Canada. Read the entire article here.

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