See original story Nova Scotia’s Exporter of the Year for 2015 is Acadian Seaplants Ltd. The Dartmouth-based company received the honour at the 31st annual Export Achievement Awards in Halifax Thursday afternoon. Founded in 1981, the firm processes seaweed-based products and exports to more than 80 countries around the world. With facilities in Cornwallis, Yarmouth and Charlesville and a seaweed processing plant in Ireland, the company employs more than 325 people. Acadian was selected from the nine regional winners announced earlier this year, which also included Big 8 Beverages, Premium Seafoods Group, Sara Bonnyman Pottery, Advanced Glazings Ltd., Randsland Farms Inc., Wedgeport Lobsters, Blue Ocean Contact Centres,Van Dyk’s Health Juice Products Ltd. The day-long event at the World Trade & Convention centre is hosted by Nova Scotia Business Inc. and features speakers such as U.S.-Canada trade expert Birgit Matthiesen, a trade show and workshops.