Latest Pesticide Charges Just the Surface of Open-Pen Problems

This month, a New Brunswick salmon aquaculture company, Northern Harvest Sea Farms, was charged with a violation of the province’s Pesticides Control Act. In plain terms, that 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 Aquapleaded guilty to depositing Cypermethrin in the bay, killing hundreds of lobsters. Cypermethrin is an agricultural pesticide and its marine use is banned in Canada.

Nick Hawkins