Department of Fisheries & Aquaculture

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  1. Buy Local NS

    Buy Local NS

    It’s never been easier and more important to get your hands on local. Explore our buy local directory and find suppliers and farmers' markets near you.

     
     
  2. Thank you for joining us for the 22nd Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister’s Conference, partnered with the Seafarmer’s Conference, in Halifax from Feb 25 to 27, 2020

    Thank You to our 2020 Conference Attendees

    Thank you for joining us for the 22nd Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister’s Conference, partnered with the Seafarmer’s Conference, in Halifax from Feb 25 to 27, 2020

     
     
  3. The Fisheries and Aquaculture Student Bursary Program aims to help Nova Scotia fill the labour gap for aquaculture, seafood buying and seafood processing facilities.

    Fisheries and Aquaculture Student Bursary Program

    The Fisheries and Aquaculture Student Bursary Program aims to help Nova Scotia fill the labour gap for aquaculture, seafood buying and seafood processing facilities.

     
     
  4. A new $2.5 million lobster quality and innovation centre will find new ways to further advance the quality and export value of lobster.

    Lobster Quality Research and Innovation Centre

    A new $2.5 million lobster quality and innovation centre will find new ways to further advance the quality and export value of lobster.

     
     
  5. 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

     
     
  6. 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.

     
     
  7. 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 and Marine Plants

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.