New association calls for fish farm moratorium

A newly formed association on Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore is asking for a moratorium on open-pen aquaculture licenses in the province.

The Association for the Preservation of the Eastern Shore is made up of tourism, business and conservation groups, as well as many residents of the area.

Spokeswoman Marike Finlay said the current method of fish farming poses too much of a threat, especially when there is an on-land alternative.

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