Aquaculture

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. Fish Health Lab Receives Upgrades

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

  5. Government Launches New Aquaculture Regulations

    Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell released new regulations to promote responsible and accountable aquaculture development.

  6. A New Approach to Aquaculture in Nova Scotia

    A message from Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell.

  7. 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.


Economic Impact

The aquaculture industry was worth more than $60 million in 2014 and directly employed 606 men and women in full- and part-time positions.

At present, there are 44 companies actively farming fish in Nova Scotia.

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