Government to invest $3 million in Nova Scotia land-based salmon farmer to help it expand capacity

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Cape d’Or gets cash to expand.

In a statement, the Government of Canada and the Province of Nova Scotia writes that it is investing more than CAD 44 million in the fish and seafood sector via the Atlantic Fisheries Fund.

The funds will support 11 projects focused on the adoption of new technology and partnership.

“Nova Scotia’s seafood quality is world-renown and this support for our fishery sector will go to enhance equipment, innovation, productivity, and COVID-19 protections,” said Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard Bernadette Jordan.

One recipient of the cash is the land-based organic salmon farmer Cape d’Or Salmon. Based in Advocate, Cumberland County, Cape d’Or will receive CAD 3 million to expand the capacity of the facility.

The company harvests 227 tonnes of salmon a year and has been producing fish for around seven years. Cape d’Or says that it’s the only farm that uses biosecure saltwater wells, that gives salmon a flavour that is closer to that of a wild salmon.