All the delicious Atlantic Salmon eaten by Nova Scotians is farmed product. Atlantic Salmon is sustainably grown across the province in open net pens. Wild Atlantic Salmon has not been available as a commercial product for at least 2 decades.
Aquaculture has always been a part of Colton's life. Since the age of six he has been exposed to oyster farming. He has worked alongside his father and upon completion of high school he made the decision to remain in the aquaculture industry. He enrolled in NSCC and completed the Business Administration- Management program. Colton wears many hats at Eel Lake Oyster Farm, from: Quality Control Manager to oyster shucker.
Seeing how the industry has been growing, he made the decision to start his own oyster company together with his brother. iGrow Oysters was started one year ago and today they have over 1/2 million oysters in the waters of Eel Lake. Colton is the future of this industry and he will be able to apply many years of hard work, skills, and industry knowledge to take aquaculture to the next level.
Youth & Employment
Want to start a great career? The aquaculture industry is dynamic and growing in Nova Scotia. Working in aquaculture promises to be rewarding while keeping you on your toes. For young people looking to stay in their communities or work on the water, working on a sea farm is ideal. In Nova Scotia, formal training in Aquaculture is available through the Nova Scotia Agriculture College. See our education section for more details