Department of Fisheries & Aquaculture

  1. Aquaculture on a Path For Growth

    Government is seeing the aquaculture industry respond positively to new regulations brought in a year ago.

     
     
  2. Project Supports Habitat Restoration for Salmon and Trout

    A project to drop lime on the forest along the West River Sheet Harbour on the Eastern Shore will mitigate the effects of acid rain and support restoration of trout and wild Atlantic salmon habitat.

     
     
  3. We are Canada’s seafood leader. We’re bringing a world of opportunity home, and we have the numbers to prove it.

    A World of Opportunity, Right Here

    We are Canada’s seafood leader. We’re bringing a world of opportunity homeWe are Canada’s seafood leader. We’re bringing a world of opportunity home, and we have the numbers to prove it., and we have the numbers to prove it.

     
     
  4. Funding Supports Shellfish Farming

    Funding is available from the N.S. Fisheries and Aquaculture Loan Board to start, expand or purchase a shellfish farming business. Read the release

     
     
  5. Government Opens Applications, Invests in Aquaculture

    Government is investing $2.8 million in the aquaculture sector to create more jobs in Nova Scotia and opening applications for ocean-based shellfish, cultivated marine plant and trout farming

     
     
  6. Fish health lab in Truro

    New Standards for Aquatic Animal Veterinary Clinics

    Government is working with the N.S. Veterinary Medical Association on new standards to accredit aquatic animal clinics.

     
     
  7. Committee Advising on Finfish Traceability Learning About Best Practices

    A committee providing government with advice on a way to trace escaped finfish learned about best practices at a workshop with experts.

     
     

Aquaculture

Aquaculture

Aquaculture resources, site mapping tool, application process, veterinarian services, leases, licensing, permits, laws and regulations.

Sportfishing

Sportfishing

Lake inventory maps, sportfishing guides, event schedule, tackle program, special management areas, licences and regulations.

Commercial Fisheries

Commercial Fisheries

Commercial Fisheries resources, activities and events, licensing, permits, laws and regulations.