Department of Fisheries & Aquaculture

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 2016 Halifax Oyster Festival

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

  6. Fish Health Lab Receives Upgrades

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

  7. A New Approach to Aquaculture in Nova Scotia

    A message from Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell.




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.