Department of Fisheries & Aquaculture

  1. 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.

     
     
  2. 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

     
     
  3. 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

     
     
  4. 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.

     
     
  5. 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.

     
     
  6. 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.

     
     
  7. 2016 Halifax Oyster Festival

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

     
     

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.