In May 2011, after four years of life on McNutt's Island, we moved to Montreal. This blog remains, though, as a (sort of) daily record of our time on the island, and a winding path for anyone who would like to meander about among its magical places. For additional perspectives and insights I recommend Greg's book, Island Year: Finding Nova Scotia (2010), and my Bowl of Light (2012). I'll continue to post once in a while. If you do want to read this blog, one option would be to begin at the beginning of it (which is, as we all know, in blog-world, at the end), and read forward, concluding with the most recent entry. It's a journal, really, so it does makes more sense if you read it that way. But, you know, read it any way you like.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

A look at the salmon farm

When we walked along the eastern shore the other day we took photographs of the salmon farm that's now located off McNutt's Island in the eastern channel of Shelburne Harbour. You can see the former military base at Government Point in the background -- that's where the outer harbour ends and the Atlantic begins.
I could only count nine cages but I've been told there are thirteen in this location. Maybe some are attached behind others.
Nobody really knows what effect salmon farming will have on the harbour. There are many other already-established aquaculture sites and proposed sites within Shelburne's inner harbour. These are the only cages in the outer harbour as of now.
As you can imagine, it's controversial. If you want to know more about it, here's a link: Friends of Shelburne Harbour.

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