A Cooke Aquaculture workboat moves a Jordan Bay fish cage into place last summer.
By Amy Woolvett
Cooke Aquaculture was once again handling rumors about fish health in Jordan Bay last week.
Reports that a large number of fish from the cages in Jordan Bay dead are untrue, say company officials.
There is some truth to a report that workers were laid off.
“We have some short term temporary lay-offs due to a seasonal shortage of work,” said communications representative Chuck Brown with Cooke Aquaculture.
“There are no fish kills,” he confirmed.
He said the layoffs are a part of a normal process for most resource based, fishing and farming businesses.
“This is business as usual,” he said. “Only a small percentage of our workforce has been affected by this temporary layoff.”
He welcomed people to visit the Community Liaison Committee in the area at http://aquaculturegrowsns.com/community-liason-committee
“This is a great resource for anyone in the community who has questions,” said Brown.