The improved sustainability rating has environmentalists seeing red. "The Ecology Action Centre is one of three Canadian environmental groups dismissing Nova Scotia's rating for its lack of public information and reliance on industry data they cannot verify. The other groups are the David Suzuki Foundation and Living Ocean."
You can add the Atlantic Salmon Federation to that list.
"California-based Seafood Watch said it's recognizing reduced use of pesticides, low levels of sea lice and few escapes in Nova Scotia over the past five years, especially when compared to other provinces."
"The report also repeatedly noted the limited amount of data available in the region."
"In fact, Seafood Watch had to rely heavily on data from Cooke."
"For example, there is no mandatory public reporting on sea lice in Nova Scotia."
(nor is there any tracking or monitoring of escaped farmed salmon in Maritime rivers).