Department of Fisheries & Aquaculture

  1. Seafood Exports on Track to Beat One Nova Scotia Goal

    The hard work of harvesters, buyers and exporters means that seafood exports are nearing ONE Nova Scotia's 2014 goal of doubling in value within a decade.

  2. Lobster Quality Traced from Catch to Plate

    The Catch to Plate pilot project is helping the lobster industry track the quality of its product from catch to market, reduce costs and respond to consumer preferences.

  3. Dumping Day in Southwest Nova Scotia

    Lobster harvesters in southwest Nova Scotia laid their traps on November 30, on what is known as Dumping Day, to kick off the fall lobster season. The value of Nova Scotia’s lobster industry continues to grow, with exports totalling more than $579 million in 2014.

  4. 2016 Halifax Oyster Festival

    Learn more about The Coast's 2016 Halifax Oyster Festival.

  5. Fish Health Lab Receives Upgrades

    The province has invested in upgrades to the Provincial Fish Health Lab in Bible Hill.

  6. A New Approach to Aquaculture in Nova Scotia

    A message from Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell.

  7. The committee

    Committee Provides Advice to Government

    A recently formed committee of community, First Nations, industry, and municipal government representatives is providing advice on regulating aquaculture in Nova Scotia.

  8. Fall Salmon fishing on the way

    Fall Salmon fishing on the way

    When the air becomes fresh and the leaves to turn a mosaic of colours, Atlantic salmon return to many rivers across Nova Scotia.




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



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.