Managing Aquaculture and Eelgrass Interactions in Nova Scotia

Eelgrass is the primary seagrass species in Atlantic Canada. It is an ‘Ecologically Significant Species’ and protected under federal legislation through a prohibition on the harmful alteration, disruption, or destruction of fish habitat. The Centre for Marine Applied Research (CMAR) has produced a comprehensive report on the potential for interaction of shellfish and finfish

Ocean Tracking Network

The Ocean Tracking Network (OTN) is a global platform with a focus on aquatic animal tracking, data management and partnerships. OTN and its partners use telemetry technology and electronic tags to track species, examine interspecies interactions and understand habitat usage and migration patterns. OTN collects and manages data for 238 aquatic species in the

Resource Map for Marine Users

Nova Scotia hosts a growing number of finfish and shellfish aquaculture facilities located in coastal waters and on land. There is interest in further development. A challenge for prospective growers is that information on the province's infrastructure and service support is not readily accessible. While most of the required information exists in various forms

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