Aquaculture Regulatory Review Public Consultation

The Government of Nova Scotia invited Nova Scotians to share their input about aquaculture regulations. The public consultation closed 6 September 2022.

About the public consultation

The Government of Nova Scotia is conducting a comprehensive review of existing aquaculture regulations. Following a jurisdictional review and stakeholder consultations, government is seeking input from Nova Scotians through a public consultation survey.

The review process is led by the Aquaculture Regulatory Advisory Committee, which is made up of members from the community, First Nations, industry, and provincial and municipal government. The committee will consider findings from the review process, including the public consultation survey, and make recommendations to the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture.

A summary of the input will be published after the engagement period.

Review timeline


  • information gathering and jurisdictional review
  • stakeholder consultation and engagement with Mi’kmaq communities 
  • public consultation survey

2022 to 2023

  • the Nova Scotia Aquaculture Regulatory Advisory Committee provides recommendations to the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture

2023 to 2024

  • legislative or regulatory changes as directed by the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture

How to participate 

The public consultation survey closed 6 September 2022.

Related information


Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture
Phone: 902-424-4560