Nova Scotia’s aquaculture industry will be celebrated on Saturday, Oct. 4, during the Aquaculture Harvest Festival in Digby. “This annual festival is held in one of Nova Scotia’s coastal regions where we have aquaculture operations or where there is the potential to develop an operation,” said Ron Chisholm, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture. “This year we have chosen Digby to showcase the growing opportunities in this region.” There are 16 aquaculture sites in Digby County. Nova Scotia’s aquaculture industry is valued at about $52 million. To recognize the aquaculture industry, festival organizers have arranged for free seafood samples, a touch tank and face painting for children, and entertainment by local musicians. Mr. Chisholm will present a $1,000 bursary to the local high school to be awarded to a graduating student who is pursuing post-secondary studies in aquaculture or in an aquaculture-related field. The festival takes place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Town Centre in Digby. Admission is free.