Police in Barrington are calling it the largest theft they have ever dealt with.
Sometime between Saturday, June 4 and Tuesday, June 7 more than 129,000 pounds of frozen dried cod fish valued at $500,000 was taken from a Shag Harbour fish warehouse.
Packaged in cardboard boxes and on pallets, between 40 and 50 pallets were taken. A forklift at the scene was used to load the pallets on trucks.
Sgt. Bob Forbes, of the Barrington RCMP, says they are hoping people in the area may have seen something, noting that it would have taken some time to move the large amount of fish involved.
A team of investigators, which includes members of the street crime units from Shelburne and Yarmouth has been formed to look into the theft.