News releases from Fisheries and Aquaculture (Page 1)

Aquaculture Mission to Norway

Fisheries and Aquaculture

Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell is leading a delegation to Norway in support of Nova Scotia’s growing aquaculture sector.

New Seafood Accelerator Program

Fisheries and Aquaculture

Nova Scotia seafood companies will be able to improve current products, create new ones and look at new export markets through a new Seafood Accelerator Program.

Free Fishing Weekend June 1-2

Fisheries and Aquaculture

People are encouraged to try their hand at fishing during Nova Scotia Sportfishing Weekend, Saturday, June 1, and Sunday, June 2.

Total Allowable Catch Levels for Northern Shrimp to Remain

Fisheries and Aquaculture

The Province of Nova Scotia is pleased with the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans decision to maintain the total allowable catch levels for Northern Shrimp at 2018 levels.

Sportfishing Season to Open April 1

Fisheries and Aquaculture

Nova Scotians are encouraged to take advantage of the warmer weather and head to one of the province’s many waterways to enjoy the 2019 sportfishing season opening on April 1.

Nova Scotia Seafood Exports Reach New High as Premier, Minister Head to Boston Seafood Expo

Fisheries and Aquaculture / Premier's Office

As Nova Scotia marks another seafood export milestone, Premier Stephen McNeil and Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell will travel to Boston next week to join 19 Nova Scotian seafood companies at the annual Seafood Expo North America.

Minister’s Conference to Focus on Quality of Nova Scotia Seafood

Fisheries and Aquaculture

Members of the seafood industry attending the 21st annual Minister’s Conference, held by the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, will share their knowledge and expertise and hear from industry experts around the world.

Minister to Travel to Tasmania and Asia

Fisheries and Aquaculture

Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell will lead a group of industry representatives on an eight-day mission to Tasmania, Australia on Thursday, Feb. 7, to help build business relationships and learn more about best practices.

Winter Sportfishing Season Opens Jan. 1

Fisheries and Aquaculture

Nova Scotians are encouraged to gear up and head to one of the province’s open waterways when the winter fishing season opens on New Year’s Day.

Winners of Licence of a Lifetime Announced

Fisheries and Aquaculture

Two lucky Nova Scotians have won free hunting and fishing licences for the rest of their lives.

Updated Loan Board Regulations Support Fishery and Aquaculture Businesses

Fisheries and Aquaculture

New changes announced today, Dec. 6, will make it easier for harvesters, producers and members of the fishing and aquaculture industries to grow their businesses.

Minister to Advance Nova Scotia’s Business Relationships in China

Fisheries and Aquaculture

Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell is travelling to China Saturday, Oct. 27, to help promote business relationships in fisheries, aquaculture, agri-food and beverages.

Aquaculture Review Board Website Launched

Fisheries and Aquaculture

Nova Scotians can follow the work of the independent Nova Scotia Aquaculture Review Board, established as part of government’s approach to regulating the aquaculture industry, with a website launched today, Aug. 13.

Learn 2 Fish Program is for Children and Families

Fisheries and Aquaculture

All ages can benefit from expanded Learn 2 Fish programs being offered this spring around the province.

Nova Scotia Seafood Companies Set to Impress in Brussels

Fisheries and Aquaculture

Nova Scotia’s reputation as Canada’s leading seafood exporter will be front and centre at Seafood Expo Global in Brussels, Belgium, April 24-26.

Ready, Set, Fish – Sportfishing Season to Open

Fisheries and Aquaculture

Anglers across Nova Scotia are encouraged to head outdoors and enjoy the 2018 sportfishing season opening April 1.

FISHERIES/AQUACULTURE--Aquaculture Regulations to be Updated

Fisheries and Aquaculture

FISHERIES/AQUACULTURE--Aquaculture Regulations to be Updated ----------------------------------------------------------------Government’s approach to regulating the aquaculture industry will improve with amendments to the Fisheries and Coastal Resources Act introduced today, March 9.

Nova Scotia Companies Shine at Seafood Expo

Fisheries and Aquaculture / Premier's Office

Nova Scotia’s success as Canada’s leading seafood exporter is being showcased at Seafood Expo North America in Boston, March 11-13.

Nova Scotia Celebrates Seafood Export Success at Fisheries Conference

Fisheries and Aquaculture

NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister Keith Colwell will be available today, Feb. 22, at 11:15 a.m. at the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture offices, 6th Floor, World Trade and Convention Centre, 1800 Argyle St., Halifax.

Minister’s Conference Showcases Products, Expertise in Fishing Industry

Fisheries and Aquaculture

Participants at the 20th annual minister’s conference, hosted by the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, will be able to learn from an international brand expert and visit a trade show with industry suppliers.