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Nova Scotia Mollusks

Good, Clean and Fair Shellfish from Sustainable Farming


The Aquaculture Association of Nova Scotia producers are small aquatic farm businesses that produce shellfish, including mussels, scallops and oysters.

Most of the shellfish are produced by suspended long-line aquaculture methods. Production methods are designed around sustainability, to ensure that these shellfish farms do not negatively impact the environment. In fact, shellfish must have clean water to survive and grow, so it is in the best interests of producers and the animals they raise to preserve the marine environment.

In addition, these producers have also switched to more environmentally-friendly products for their suspended mussel production, including biodegradable cotton socking and long-lasting flotation buoys.

It is a close-knit community who has worked together for years as colleagues and friends, sharing information and helping each other when needed.

Producers sell their live shellfish to local restaurants, retailers and directly to co-producers.

In addition, they are actively involved in educational outreach, hosting tours for local and international visitors as well as aquaculture students from Dalhousie University. They educate the public about sustainable shellfish production and consumption each week at the Halifax farmers market and also host an open house during the Indian Point/Mahone Bay Mussel Festival each year.

Production Area:
South Shore, Nova Scotia

Community Coordinator:
Peter Darnell
tel. +1 9026246472 peter@indianpointmussels.ca

 


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