Cooke Aquaculture Receives 3.2 Million in Funding to Combat Sea Lice
The largest producer of farmed salmon in the Maritimes is getting 3.2 million-dollars in federal funding to combat sea lice. Cooke Aquaculture is also contributing 1.9-million of it’s own money to develop a process for removing the parasite from farmed salmon. Cooke operates numerous sites in Nova Scotia under the name Kelly Cove Salmon – with farms located in Shelburne, St.Mary’s Bay and the Annapolis Basin. The 5.1 million-dollar project will attempt to use warm water to remove 95-percent of the lice. It’s hoped the new process will provide a green alternative to using chemicals.