Department of Fisheries & Aquaculture

  1. Staff Complete Investigation of Winter Fish Kill

    Staff Complete Investigation of Winter Fish Kill

    A Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture staff investigation of aquaculture sites affected by a salmon and trout fish kill earlier this year has concluded environmental conditions, not disease, were likely responsible.

     
     
  2. The first land-based salmon farm

    The first land-based salmon farm

    Canaqua Seafoods Limited of Advocate Harbour, N.S. has the first Atlantic salmon raised in land-based, closed containment, marine facilities now under transitional organic management.

     
     
  3. Debris Being Cleaned Up at Aquaculture Site

    Debris Being Cleaned Up at Aquaculture Site

    Provincial fisheries inspectors visited the site of an aquaculture operation on Long Island, Digby Co., Wednesday, April 22, to investigate reports of scattered debris.

     
     
  4. A New Approach to Aquaculture in Nova Scotia

    A message from Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell.

     
     
  5. 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.

     
     
  6. 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.

     
     
  7. 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:

     
     

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.