Department of Fisheries & Aquaculture

  1. Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell addressed the crowd at the Nova Scotia Reception in Boston.

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

    As Nova Scotia marks another seafood export milestone, Premier Stephen McNeil and Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell joined 19 Nova Scotian seafood companies at the annual Seafood Expo North America March 17-19

     
     
  2. A dad and his two sons try their luck at fishing

    Sportfishing Season to Open April 1

    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

     
     
  3. Nova Scotia’s fresh, premium quality seafood is in the spotlight at one of the world’s largest seafood shows.

    Nova Scotia Highlighted at Seafood expo Asia

    Nova Scotia’s fresh, premium quality seafood is in the spotlight at one of the world’s largest seafood shows.

     
     
  4. Seafood exporters have a new brand, Nova Scotia Seafood, to promote products in international markets.

    Nova Scotia Launches International Seafood Brand

    Seafood exporters have a new brand, Nova Scotia Seafood, to promote products in international markets.

     
     
  5. Aquaculture on a Path For Growth

    Government is seeing the aquaculture industry respond positively to new regulations brought in a year ago.

     
     
  6. Project Supports Habitat Restoration for Salmon and Trout

    A project to drop lime on the forest along the West River Sheet Harbour on the Eastern Shore will mitigate the effects of acid rain and support restoration of trout and wild Atlantic salmon habitat.

     
     
  7. 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.

     
     
  8. 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

     
     

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.