Hants County fish farm receives federal funding

A Hants County fish farm that produces premium-grade Atlantic salmon is receiving $1 million in federal funding to help increase its production capacity.

Sustainable Fish Farming Ltd. in Centre Burlington is constructing a 300 metric-tonne grow-out facility, which will more than double its current capacity of 200 metric tonnes.

Officials say the expansion will enable the production of Atlantic salmon year-round, improve the business' competitiveness in the seafood sector and make it possible to develop new markets.

The facility operates a proprietary closed containment system which recirculates water that is entirely free of contaminants.