Aquaculture and Marine Plants

  1. Aquaculture Video Series

    See how the province is creating the conditions for sustainable aquaculture in a new video series on YouTube.

  2. Post-storm Aerial Surveys

    Department staff perform aerial surveys of aquaculture sites following storms to quickly assess any impacts.

  3. ANova Scotia oysters
    Accelerated Direct Sales – COVID-19 response pilot program

    The Accelerated Direct Sales – COVID-19 Response for Agriculture and Aquaculture program helps set up a professional e-commerce website with product listings and an online store to sell directly to customers.

  4. Partnership to develop Aquaculture Development Areas (ADAs) for the Municipality of Argyle

    The province and the Municipality of the District of Argyle are partnering to establish aquaculture development areas that help grow the economy.

  5. Economic Impact

    The aquaculture industry was worth more than $88 million in 2018 and directly employed 519 men and women in full- and part-time positions. At present, there are 149 companies actively farming fish in Nova Scotia.

  6. Nova Scotia Aquaculture Research and Development Funding

    The Nova Scotia Aquaculture Research and Development Funding Program supports scientific research and development projects that address industry challenges and foster innovation.

  7. Rockweed

    All information relating to Rockweed and other marine plants can be found in the Aquaculture and Marine Plants section. This includes Rockweed information that was previously listed under the Commercial Fishing section.