About ACAR

The Atlantic Coalition for Aquaculture Reform (ACAR) was formed in the fall of 2010 by a number of groups in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia who share a common concern about the negative environmental and social impacts of the salmon aquaculture industry on our shared waters. By uniting our voices we will push for effective regulation of the aquaculture industry in Atlantic Canada’s waters and beyond.

Read our BASIS OF UNITY, which outlines our shared concerns.

The Atlantic Coalition for Aquaculture Reform consists of the following organizations:

  • Fundy North Fishermen’s Association (New Brunswick)
  • Grand Manan Fishermen’s Association (New Brunswick)
  • Fundy Weir Fishermen’s Association (New Brunswick)
  • Ecology Action Centre (Nova Scotia)
  • Fundy Baykeeper/CCNB (New Brunswick)
  • St. Mary’s Bay Coastal Alliance Society (Nova Scotia)
  • Friar’s Bay Development Association (New Brunswick)
  • Friends of Shelburne Harbour (Nova Scotia)
  • MAYDAY-Shelburne County
  • Partnership for the Sustainable Development of Digby Neck & Islands Society (Nova Scotia)
  • Atlantic Salmon Federation
  • New Brunswick Salmon Council
  • Nova Scotia Salmon Association
  • Salmonid Council of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Prince Edward Island Council – Atlantic Salmon Federation
  • Association for the Preservation of the Eastern Shore

Contact ACAR:

  • Matt Abbott (CCNB) at (506).529.8838 or marine@conservationcouncil.ca
  • Rob Johnson (EAC) at (902).446.4840 or atlantic@seachoice.org