Fisheries and Oceans Canada commissions scientific review of Nova Scotia tidal turbine's impact

Fisheries and Oceans Canada has commissioned a scientific review of a Nova Scotia tidal turbine's impact on fish populations.

The Annapolis Tidal Turbine in Annapolis River has been operating without a ministerial dispensation, allowing it to kill fish since it opened in 1984.

The act prohibits activity that results in serious harm to fisheries, but allows the minister to grant an exemption if the facility doesn't kill fish at population levels.

The department says the review will assess the level of fish mortality and impacts on populations.