Department of Fisheries & Aquaculture

  1. Reports of Debris at Aquaculture Site Being Investigated

    Reports of Debris at Aquaculture Site Being Investigated

    Reports of gear adrift near an aquaculture site on Long Island, Digby Co., are being investigated by fisheries inspectors.

     
     
  2. A New Approach to Aquaculture in Nova Scotia

    A message from Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell.

     
     
  3. Fisheries and Coastal Resource Act Amendments

    Fisheries and Coastal Resource Act Amendments

    An amendment to the Fisheries and Coastal Resources Act will allow a financial contribution to be collected on the sale of lobster, if the industry chooses to implement one.

     
     
  4. Economic Impact

    Economic Impact

    The aquaculture industry was worth more than $54.3 million in 2013 and directly employed 636 men and women in full- and part-time positions. At present, there are 44 companies actively farming fish in Nova Scotia.

     
     
  5. Sport Fishing Season in Nova Scotia Opens

    Sport Fishing Season in Nova Scotia Opens

    Nova Scotia’s sport fishing season is now open. Download your copy of the 2015 angler’s handbook at:

     
     
  6. Update on Extreme Weather Impact on Fish Mortalities

    Update on Extreme Weather Impact on Fish Mortalities

    Fisheries and Aquaculture staff have completed their initial visits to aquaculture sites in Nova Scotia. Preliminary results suggest extreme cold weather is to blame for the fish mortalities.

     
     

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.