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Aquaculture and Marine Plant Notices

Recent notifications related to aquaculture and marine plants in Nova Scotia

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Aquaculture Sites in Nova Scotia

Information on all aquaculture sites in Nova Scotia

Issued Sites

Issued sites are those with an existing aquaculture licence/lease.

The table below can be sorted by category by clicking on column header.

Site No. Operator Location of Site County Site Size (HA) Cultivation type Current Licence Current Lease
1 BILL & STANLEY OYSTER COMPANY LTD. Country Harbour Guysborough County 50.16 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
20 ATLANTIC SHELLFISH PRODUCTS INC. Tatamagouche Bay Cumberland County 112.73 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
21 PUREWATER MUSSEL FARM INC Tatamagouche Bay Cumberland County 47.07 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
25 DISCONTINUED Ship Harbour Halifax County 10.16 Marine Shellfish N/A N/A
28 BILL & STANLEY OYSTER COMPANY LTD. Marie Joseph Harbour Guysborough County 58.82 Marine Shellfish and Plants Licence Lease
39 CORKUMS ISLAND MUSSEL FARM Lunenburg Bay Lunenburg County 1.38 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
40 CORKUMS ISLAND MUSSEL FARM Lunenburg Bay Lunenburg County 1.26 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
49 INDIAN POINT MARINE FARMS LTD. Mahone Bay Lunenburg County 14.82 Marine Shellfish and Plants Licence Lease
55 K&H CAPITAL Mahone Bay Lunenburg County 5.4 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
74 ROYAL B. STEVENS Mahone Bay Lunenburg County 0.51 Marine Finfish Licence Lease
75 BILL & STANLEY OYSTER COMPANY LTD. Wine Harbour Guysborough County 42.26 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
112 DISCONTINUED Ship Harbour Halifax County 20.08 Marine Shellfish N/A N/A
129 SCOTIA SEAFOOD PRODUCERS INC. Lingan Cape Breton County 0 Landbased Licence
136 PATRICK D TIMMONS Long Pond Inverness County 15 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
146 PUREWATER MUSSEL FARM INC Tatamagouche Bay Cumberland County 83.43 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
147 BOUNTY BAY SHELLFISH INCORPORATED Lennox Passage Richmond County 8.93 Marine Shellfish and Plants Licence Lease
148 BOUNTY BAY SHELLFISH INCORPORATED St. Anns Harbour Victoria County 35 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
168 DISCONTINUED Ship Harbour Halifax County 8.82 Marine Shellfish N/A N/A
175 ACADIAN SEAPLANTS LIMITED Charlesville Shelburne County 0 Landbased Licence
177 PAUL BUDRESKI Little Harbour Pictou County 22.24 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
184 DISCONTINUED Ship Harbour Halifax County 4.92 Marine Shellfish N/A N/A
185 THOMAS W STRICKLAND, BRENDA STRICKLAND Little Harbour Pictou County 0 Landbased Licence
188 THE OLD MILLER TROUT FARM Margaree Forks Inverness County 0 Landbased Licence
191 BILL & STANLEY OYSTER COMPANY LTD. Whitehead Harbour Guysborough County 2.35 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
193 WAYCOBAH FIRST NATIONS BAND COUNCIL Denas Pond Inverness County 6.66 Marine Finfish and Shellfish Licence Lease
198 CAPE D'OR SUSTAINABLE SEAFOODS INC. South Greenville Cumberland County 0 Landbased Licence
200 ROYAL B STEVENS, KAREN WESTHAVER-STEVENS Sunnybrook Lunenburg County 0 Landbased Licence
229 Site Discontinued Negro Harbour Richmond County 6.01 Marine Shellfish N/A N/A
245 ST.PETERS FISH HATCHERY LIMITED St. Peter's Richmond County 0 Landbased Licence
263 MICHAEL J MULLEN Hassett, Hour Glass Lake Digby County 0 Landbased Licence N/A
277 BOUNTY BAY SHELLFISH INCORPORATED St. Anns Harbour Victoria County 35 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
280 ROD BERESFORD East Bay Cape Breton County 3.73 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
292 DARREN D WAGNER Rose Bay Lunenburg County 8.11 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
320 IAN S MACLEAN South Denys Basin Inverness County 0.35 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
325 ELLEN FERGUSON Tatamagouche Bay Colchester County 105.58 Marine Shellfish and Plants Licence Lease
328 ALEX A DUNPHY South Harbour Victoria County 21.34 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
330 DUNPHY'S OYSTERS Aspy Bay Victoria County 11.54 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
331 H EBEN ELLIOTT Wallace Bay Cumberland County 2.2 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
335 ALLEN J MCDONALD Tatamagouche Bay Colchester County 4.88 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
455 ESTATE OF JOSEPH D MACPHERSON East Bay Cape Breton County 0.83 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
496 STEPHEN M SOBER South Denys Basin Inverness County 2.23 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
502 ALLEN J MCDONALD Tatamagouche Bay Colchester County 25.73 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
524 ROGER MYETTE Tracadie Harbour Antigonish County 2.23 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
561 DARTEK TRANSPORT Bailey's Brook Pictou County 0 Landbased Licence
583 MIKE CAMERON Upper North River, MacKenzie Settlement Road Colchester County 0 Landbased Licence
595 PAUL-AIME JONCAS Mahone Bay Lunenburg County 2.03 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
600 WAYCOBAH FIRST NATIONS BAND COUNCIL Whycocomagh Bay Inverness County 1.39 Marine Finfish Licence Lease
602 KELLY COVE SALMON LTD Shelburne Harbour Shelburne County 20.47 Marine Finfish Licence Lease
613 BILL & STANLEY OYSTER COMPANY LTD. Whitehead Harbour Guysborough County 6.39 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
621 BILL & STANLEY OYSTER COMPANY LTD. Country Harbour Guysborough County 4.83 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
622 BILL & STANLEY OYSTER COMPANY LTD. Middle Country Harbour Guysborough County 2.65 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
623 BILL & STANLEY OYSTER COMPANY LTD. Country Harbour Guysborough County 14.24 Marine Shellfish and Plants Licence Lease
627 DARRELL E MACLEOD Aspy Bay, North Harbour Victoria County 17.39 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
634 WILLIAM MCGEE Merigomish Harbour Pictou County 6.92 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
638 GEORGE SYLLIBOY East Bay Cape Breton County 3.21 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
652 BLAINE E. BOND Mahone Bay Lunenburg County 1.05 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
664 BAY ENTERPRISES LIMITED McNabs Bay Cumberland County 48.46 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
667 RONALD BOUDREAU Cape Auget Bay Richmond County 8.03 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
683 BRETON OYSTERS LTD Lennox Passage Richmond County 5.95 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
692 PREMIUM SEAFOODS LIMITED Arichat Harbour Richmond County 8.22 Marine Shellfish and Plants Licence Lease
716 WAYCOBAH FIRST NATIONS BAND COUNCIL Arichat Harbour Richmond County 22.97 Marine Finfish Licence Lease
725 PAUL LEWIS Lennox Passage Richmond County 10.14 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
726 PEI MUSSEL FARMS INC Lennox Passage Richmond County 5.97 Marine Shellfish and Plants Licence Lease
728 PEI MUSSEL FARMS INC Lennox Passage, Poulamon Bay Richmond County 4.57 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
742 KELLY COVE SALMON LTD St. Mary's Bay, Westport Harbour Digby County 1.52 Marine Finfish Licence Lease
745 WAYCOBAH FIRST NATIONS BAND COUNCIL Nyanza Bay Victoria County 21.25 Marine Finfish Licence Lease
747 BILL & STANLEY OYSTER COMPANY LTD. Country Harbour Guysborough County 5.47 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
758 CAPE NORTH MUSSELS LIMITED Aspy Bay Victoria County 33.03 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
760 PEI MUSSEL FARMS INC Lennox Passage Richmond County 4.42 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
772 SNOW ISLAND SALMON INC. Owls Head Halifax County 36 Marine Finfish Licence Lease
778 Site Discontinued St. Peter's Inlet Richmond County 4 Marine Finfish N/A N/A
814 WAYCOBAH FIRST NATIONS BAND COUNCIL Whycocomagh Bay Inverness County 1.39 Marine Finfish Licence Lease
826 OPEN OCEAN SYSTEMS INC. St. of Canso South Guysborough County 4.2 Marine Finfish Licence Lease
828 VINCE STUART St. Mary's Bay Digby County 24 Marine Shellfish and Plants Licence Lease
829 INNOVATIVE FISHERY PRODUCTS INCORPORATED St. Mary's Bay Digby County 4.04 Marine Finfish Licence Lease
832 DARTEK TRANSPORT LTD. Barney's River, Avondale Station Pictou County 0 Landbased Licence
833 SNOW ISLAND SALMON INC. Ship Harbour Halifax County 3.35 Marine Finfish Licence Lease
835 OCEAN TROUT FARMS INC. Port Mouton Queens County 8.03 Marine Finfish Licence Lease
838 APAQTAUKEWAQ FISHERIES CO-OP LTD. Soldier's Cove Richmond County 21.65 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
839 BILL & STANLEY OYSTER COMPANY LTD. Whitehead Harbour Guysborough County 14.75 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
845 WAYCOBAH FIRST NATIONS BAND COUNCIL Whycocomagh Bay Inverness County 1.57 Marine Finfish Licence Lease
846 LONG REEF SHELLFISH Mahone Bay Lunenburg County 4.5 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
899 OCEAN TROUT FARMS INC. Lobster Bay Yarmouth County 2.53 Marine Finfish Licence Lease
900 OCEAN TROUT FARMS INC. Lobster Bay, Canoe Island Yarmouth County 4.28 Marine Finfish Licence Lease
904 BILL & STANLEY OYSTER COMPANY LTD. Whitehead Harbour Guysborough County 8.45 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
906 CHARLES DENNIS North Denys Basin Inverness County 0.45 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
911 D’EON OYSTER COMPANY LTD. Eel Lake Yarmouth County 2.19 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
912 OCEAN TROUT FARMS INC Lobster Bay Yarmouth County 2.58 Marine Finfish Licence Lease
914 CHARLES DENNIS North Denys Basin Inverness County 0.15 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
915 CHARLES DENNIS North Denys Basin Inverness County 0.82 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
921 BOUNTY BAY SHELLFISH INCORPORATED Lennox Passage Richmond County 6.83 Marine Shellfish and Plants Licence Lease
955 OCEAN TROUT FARMS INC. Pubnico Harbour Yarmouth County 4.28 Marine Finfish Licence Lease
983 KELLY COVE SALMON LTD Shelburne Harbour Shelburne County 8.2 Marine Finfish Licence
991 ANITA BASQUE St. Peter's Inlet Richmond County 2.45 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
994 Site Discontinued St. Peters Inlet Richmond County 4.23 Marine Finfish N/A N/A
995 BAY TENDER SHELLFISH LIMITED Snake Island, Mahone Bay Lunenburg County 1 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
999 KELLY COVE SALMON LTD Mink Cove Digby County 0 Landbased Licence N/A
1004 IVAN R MACDONALD L'Ardoise Richmond County 0 Landbased Licence N/A
1006 KELLY COVE SALMON LTD Saddle Island , Aspotogan Harbour Lunenburg County 7.61 Marine Finfish and Plants Licence Lease
1012 LONG BEACH FARMS LIMITED St. Mary's Bay Digby County 19.5 Marine Finfish Licence Lease
1014 JAMES F SPROUL Tatamagouche Bay Colchester County 14.67 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1028 WHI GENERAL PARTNER INCORPORATED Black River Lake Kings County 0 Landbased Licence N/A
1029 JAMES L. MOOD FISHERIES LIMITED Barrington Passage Shelburne County 3.15 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1035 BARRIE D FERGUSON, KIMBERLY A FERGUSON Tatamagouche Bay Colchester County 14.77 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1036 MIKE CAMERON Upper North River Colchester County 0 Landbased Licence N/A
1037 PAUL BELLIVEAU, MARC BELLIVEAU, BERNADETTE AYMAR Belliveau Cove Digby County 7.74 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1039 KELLY COVE SALMON LTD Rattling Beach Digby County 29.1 Marine Finfish Licence Lease
1040 KELLY COVE SALMON LTD Annapolis Basin Annapolis County 8.21 Marine Finfish Licence Lease
1041 KELLY COVE SALMON LTD Annapolis Basin Annapolis County 11.99 Marine Finfish Licence Lease
1042 INNOVATIVE FISHERY PRODUCTS INCORPORATED Annapolis Basin, Hillsburn Annapolis County 98.5 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1047 K&N FISHERIES LIMITED Upper Port LaTour Shelburne County 10 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1062 MEL GROVER North Harbour, Aspy Bay Victoria County 25.92 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1071 DISCONTINUED Ship Harbour Halifax County 6.78 Marine Shellfish N/A N/A
1086 Shandaph Oyster Co. Inc. Merigomish Harbour Pictou County 1.94 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1087 THE MARITIME OYSTER COMPANY LIMITED Eel Lake Yarmouth County 3.56 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1088 HOWARD S POULETTE East Bay Cape Breton County 3.94 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1091 BILL & STANLEY OYSTER COMPANY LTD. Whitehead Harbour Guysborough County 4.95 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1100 SNOW ISLAND SALMON INC. Tor Bay Guysborough County 8.26 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1108 ROD BERESFORD Lochmore Harbour, Bras d'Or Lake Cape Breton County 3.84 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1111 BROWNS EMERALD OYSTERS LTD North Harbour Victoria County 6.03 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1112 AQUADELIGHTS SEAFOODS LIMITED Little Harbour Pictou County 2.57 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1113 BILL & STANLEY OYSTER COMPANY LTD. Whitehead Harbour Guysborough County 3.1 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1114 BILL & STANLEY OYSTER COMPANY LTD. Whitehead Harbour Guysborough County 11.08 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1129 SCOTT MACEWAN, HALEE MACEWAN Little Harbour Pictou County 6.83 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1147 BAY ENTERPRISES LIMITED Tatamagouche Bay Colchester County 41.27 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1157 K&H CAPITAL Mahone Bay Lunenburg County 14.44 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1176 DAVID KEVIN CAMPBELL Little Harbour Pictou County 2.72 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1185 INNOVATIVE FISHERY PRODUCTS INCORPORATED St. Bernard Digby County 0 Landbased Licence N/A
1186 BOUNTY BAY SHELLFISH INCORPORATED St. Ann's Bay Victoria County 69.25 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1187 CAPE BRETON BIVALVE INC. St. Anns Harbour Victoria County 73.23 Marine Shellfish and Plants Licence Lease
1188 BOUNTY BAY SHELLFISH INCORPORATED St. Ann's Bay Victoria County 38.25 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1189 BOUNTY BAY SHELLFISH INCORPORATED St. Ann's Bay Victoria County 136.5 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1192 KELLY COVE SALMON LTD Shelburne Harbour Shelburne County 9.36 Marine Finfish Licence Federal Lease
1195 NICHOLAS M JESSOME South Denys Basin Inverness County 4 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1198 BILL & STANLEY OYSTER COMPANY LTD. Whitehead Harbour Guysborough County 23.45 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1199 BILL & STANLEY OYSTER COMPANY LTD. Whitehead Harbour Guysborough County 28.75 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1205 KELLY COVE SALMON LTD Liverpool Bay Queens County 4 Marine Finfish Licence Lease
1206 ATLANTIC CANADA EELS INC. Springhill Cumberland County 0 Landbased Licence
1209 CAPE D'OR SUSTAINABLE SEAFOODS INC. Advocate Dyke Marsh, Advocate Harbour Cumberland County 0 Landbased Licence N/A
1222 UNAMA'KI OYSTER FARM & PROCESSING PLANT LTD. East Bay Cape Breton County 4.58 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1224 PAUL BUDRESKI Little Harbour Pictou County 58.54 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1225 MAC KINNON HARBOUR SURVIVAL ASSOCIATION McKinnons Harbour Victoria County 3.69 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1228 INNOVATIVE FISHERY PRODUCTS INCORPORATED St. Mary's Bay Digby County 1682.02 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1229 APAQTAUKEWAQ FISHERIES CO-OP LTD. Bras d'Or Lake Richmond County 5.21 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1230 APAQTAUKEWAQ FISHERIES CO-OP LTD. Bras d'Or Lake Richmond County 5.01 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1231 APAQTAUKEWAQ FISHERIES CO-OP LTD. Bras d'Or Lake Richmond County 4.98 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1232 APAQTAUKEWAQ FISHERIES CO-OP LTD. Bras d'Or Lake Richmond County 5.19 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1233 PRONOVA MARINE PRODUCTS LIMITED Clark's Harbour Shelburne County 0 Landbased Licence
1234 PRONOVA MARINE PRODUCTS LIMITED Woods Harbour Shelburne County 0 Landbased Licence
1235 ALEX A DUNPHY Aspy Bay Victoria County 17.12 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1241 DISCONTINUED Ship Harbour Halifax County 9.25 Marine Shellfish N/A N/A
1242 DISCONTINUED Ship Harbour Halifax County 23 Marine Shellfish N/A N/A
1244 LONG REEF SHELLFISH Manhone Bay Lunenburg County 5.4 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1246 BLAIR MACDONALD MacIvers Cove, St. Patrick's Channel Victoria County 11.12 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1276 APAQTAUKEWAQ FISHERIES CO-OP LTD. St. Peter's Inlet Richmond County 0.63 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1289 ROBERT LIVINGSTONE South Denys Basin Inverness County 3 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1291 WAYCOBAH FIRST NATIONS BAND COUNCIL Whycocomagh Bay Inverness County 2.74 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1295 WAYCOBAH FIRST NATIONS BAND COUNCIL Whycocomagh Bay Inverness County 1.53 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1305 BAY ENTERPRISES LIMITED Malagash Cumberland County 0 Landbased Licence
1306 LISA MARIA NISHI Mabou Harbour Inverness County 4 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1307 BILL & STANLEY OYSTER COMPANY LTD. Country Harbour Guysborough County 6.93 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1308 BILL & STANLEY OYSTER COMPANY LTD. Marie Joseph Harbour Guysborough County 135.86 Marine Shellfish and Plants Licence Lease
1312 SUSTAINABLE FISH FARMING (CANADA) LIMITED Summerville Hants County 0 Landbased Licence
1313 JOE RANKIN Mabou Harbour Inverness County 5.63 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1314 D’EON OYSTER COMPANY LTD Eel Lake Yarmouth County 2.7 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1315 JEFFREY S LEE Mabou Harbour Inverness County 4 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1316 ARTHUR B GRAHAM Mabou Harbour Inverness County 4 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1320 JAMIE DAVIDSON, STEPHEN MACINTOSH Merigomish Harbour Pictou County 10.21 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1323 SOBER ISLAND OYSTERS LIMITED Sober Island Pond Halifax County 4.76 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1326 THE MARITIME OYSTER COMPANY LIMITED Eel Lake Yarmouth County 2.6 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1327 AW SHUCKS OYSTERS LTD. Mabou Harbour Inverness County 4 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1329 AQUADELIGHTS SEAFOODS LIMITED Chance Harbour Pictou County 2.94 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1330 DAVID MACNEIL Mabou Harbour Inverness County 3.94 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1331 DAVID MACNEIL Mabou Harbour Inverness County 4 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1332 SAMUEL J MCKINLAY Back Harbour Pictou County 2.72 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1333 INNOVATIVE FISHERY PRODUCTS INCORPORATED Yarmouth Bar Yarmouth County 67.43 Marine Shellfish Licence Federal Lease
1335 INNOVATIVE FISHERY PRODUCTS INCORPORATED Upper Annapolis River Annapolis County 39.73 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1336 INNOVATIVE FISHERY PRODUCTS INCORPORATED Sand Beach Yarmouth County 207 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1337 INNOVATIVE FISHERY PRODUCTS INCORPORATED Chebogue River Yarmouth County 133 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1338 INNOVATIVE FISHERY PRODUCTS INCORPORATED Smith's Cove Digby County 44.33 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1339 INNOVATIVE FISHERY PRODUCTS INCORPORATED Moose River Digby County 41.83 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1340 INNOVATIVE FISHERY PRODUCTS INCORPORATED Lower Annapolis River Annapolis County 377 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1341 INNOVATIVE FISHERY PRODUCTS INCORPORATED Kelly's Cove Yarmouth County 83.41 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1342 INNOVATIVE FISHERY PRODUCTS INCORPORATED The Joggins Digby County 100.93 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1343 INNOVATIVE FISHERY PRODUCTS INCORPORATED The Raquette Digby County 21.52 Marine Shellfish Licence Federal Lease
1344 INNOVATIVE FISHERY PRODUCTS INCORPORATED Yarmouth Bar Yarmouth County 75.49 Marine Shellfish Licence Federal Lease
1345 KELLY COVE SALMON LTD McNutts Island, Shelburne Harbour Shelburne County 28 Marine Finfish Licence Lease
1346 BOWLINE INCORPORATED Mabou Harbour Inverness County 4.5 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1347 BRIAN LEWIS, DALE WEBB Caribou Harbour Pictou County 1.3 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1348 SOBER ISLAND OYSTERS LIMITED Sober Island, Sheet Harbour Halifax County 4 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1349 AQUADELIGHTS SEAFOODS LIMITED Chance Harbour Pictou County 3.34 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1350 STEPHEN D MACINTOSH Powell Cove Pictou County 15.89 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1351 FUTURE SEAFOODS INC. Carbour Harbour Pictou County 17.25 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1352 WILLIAM MCGEE Merigomish Harbour Pictou County 0.5 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1353 KELLY COVE SALMON LTD Grand Passage Digby County 42.15 Marine Finfish Licence Lease
1354 KELLY COVE SALMON LTD Freeport Digby County 42.15 Marine Finfish Licence Lease
1355 3084315 NOVA SCOTIA LIMITED Merigomish Harbour Pictou County 4.48 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1358 KELLY COVE SALMON LTD Jordan Bay Shelburne County 40 Marine Finfish Licence Lease
1359 KELLY COVE SALMON LTD Jordan Bay Shelburne County 40 Marine Finfish Licence Lease
1360 MICHAEL A MACINTOSH Merigomish Harbour Pictou County 7.91 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1361 LISA MARIA NISHI Mabou Harbour Inverness County 2.67 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1363 ANDREW THOMPSON, JEREMY WEBB Caribou Harbour Pictou County 5 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1364 STEPHEN D MACINTOSH Pinetree Gut Pictou County 2.92 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1368 KENNETH R FRASER Merigomish Harbour Pictou County 4.86 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1369 SHANDAPH OYSTER CO INC Cameron's Cove, Merigomish Harbour Pictou County 22.85 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1373 CAPE BRETON BIVALVE INC. St. Anns Harbour Victoria County 69.25 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1374 CAPE BRETON BIVALVE INC. St. Ann's Bay Victoria County 38.25 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1375 CAPE BRETON BIVALVE INC. St. Ann's Bay Victoria County 66.12 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1378 CHRIS STRICKLAND, SHELLEY STRICKLAND Merigomish Harbour Pictou County 12.24 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1380 BRIAN LEWIS, DALE WEBB Webster's Gully, Caribou Harbour Pictou County 11.46 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1385 JORDAN PARADIS Antigonish Harbour Antigonish County 10.27 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1386 FUTURE SEAFOODS INC Tracadie, West Arm Antigonish County 8.16 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1387 MATTHEW MATTIE, STEPHEN MATTIE Harve Boucher Antigonish County 12.51 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1400 DEON OYSTER COMPANY LTD. Salt Bay Yarmouth County 15.03 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1405 FINLEAF TECHNOLOGIES INC. Brooklyn Queens County 0 Landbased Licence
1411 HAMILTON'S EEL FISHERY LIMITED Centrelea Annapolis County 0 Landbased Licence
1418 EEL EXPORTS INC. Yarmouth Yarmouth County 0 Landbased Licence N/A
1422 TOWN POINT CONSULTING INC. Harbour Centre Antigonish County 0 Landbased Licence N/A
1427 GRAND PASS OYSTERS LTD. Bar Rock, La Grande Passe Yarmouth County 7.31 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1428 GRAND PASS OYSTERS LTD. Calf Island, La Grande Passe Yarmouth County 8.71 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1429 GRAND PASS OYSTERS LTD. Fox Island, La Grande Passe Yarmouth County 19.85 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
1434 SMALLFOOD INC. Dartmouth Halifax County 0 Landbased Licence
1436 KELLY COVE SALMON LTD Centreville Digby County 0 Landbased Licence
1437 MIKE MULLEN SMOLT INC Weymouth Digby County 0 Landbased Licence N/A
1441 KELLY COVE SALMON LTD Millbrook Colchester County 0 Landbased Licence N/A
1447 THE VERSCHUREN CENTRE Sydney Cape Breton County 0 Landbased Licence N/A
1456 LEBLANC SEEDED LINES Lower West Pubnico Yarmouth County 0 Landbased Licence N/A
1457 UNIVERSITÉ SAINTE-ANNE Petit de Grat Richmond County 0 Landbased Licence N/A
1458 ECOLOGY ACTION CENTRE Mahone Bay Lunenburg County 0 Landbased Licence N/A
1464 UNIVERSITÉ SAINTE-ANNE Church Point Digby County 0 Landbased Licence N/A
5001 SEARISE FISHERIES LIMITED Three Fathom Harbour Halifax County 14.24 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
5003 BEAR RIVER FIRST NATION Annapolis Basin Annapolis County 33.21 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
5004 BEAR RIVER FIRST NATION Annapolis Basin Annapolis County 30.68 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
5006 BEAR RIVER FIRST NATION Annapolis Basin Annapolis County 121.69 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
5008 BEAR RIVER FIRST NATION St. Mary's Bay Digby County 138.22 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
5010 WE'KMOQMA'Q FIRST NATION Whycocomagh Bay Inverness County 10.89 Marine Finfish Licence Lease
5011 ANNAPOLIS VALLEY FIRST NATION Minas Basin Hants County 3.68 Marine Shellfish Licence Lease
5013 WE'KOQMA'Q FIRST NATION Whycocomagh Bay Inverness County 34.42 Marine Finfish Licence Lease

Registry of Sites Eligible for Reallocation

A Register number is assigned to a discontinued aquaculture site after it has been assessed and approved to possibly be reallocated by the Department. Discontinued sites are existing, approved sites that are not currently assigned to a licence/lease holder. Sites listed in the registry are discontinued sites that have been assessed and approved for possible reallocation. These sites are eligible to be reassigned through a call for proposals.

Proposals will only be considered during the time period identified in a call for proposals. Unsolicited proposals for a site in the registry will not be considered. Refer to the Aquaculture Licence and Lease Regulations - Fisheries and Coastal Resources Act (Nova Scotia) for more information.

The table below can be sorted by category by clicking on column header.

Register No. ▾ Prior Issued Site # Location of Site County Site Size (HA) Call for Proposals Decision on Call for Proposals
9000 0007 Tatamagouche Bay Colchester 8.11
9001 0027 Marie Joseph Harbour Guysborough 29.23
9002 0041 Lunenburg Bay Lunenburg 8.5 December 14, 2023 to February 14, 2024
9003 0083 Aspy Bay Victoria 28.85 December 14, 2023 to February 14, 2024
9004 0085 Aspy Bay Victoria 32.28 December 14, 2023 to February 14, 2024
9005 0176 Tatamagouche Bay Colchester 8.12
9006 0229 Lennox Passage Richmond 6.01
9007 0236 Ship Harbour Halifax 0.85
9008 0243 Lunenburg Bay Lunenburg 4.42 December 14, 2023 to February 14, 2024
9009 0614 Whitehead Harbour Guysborough 27.28 December 14, 2023 to February 14, 2024
9010 0616 Whitehead Harbour Guysborough 26.42 December 14, 2023 to February 14, 2024
9011 0676 Lennox Passage Richmond 4
9012 1104 Lunenburg Bay Lunenburg 5.03
9013 0046 Mahone Bay Lunenburg 0.6
9014 0047 Mahone Bay Lunenburg 1.7
9015 0606 Mahone Bay Lunenburg 1.83
9016 0886 Mahone Bay Lunenburg 1.5
9017 1194 Mahone Bay Lunenburg 1.57
9018 0078 Blind Bay Halifax 15.72
9019 0164 Blind Bay Halifax 3.58
9020 0306 Lazy Bay Cumberland 1.24
9021 0370 Wallace Harbour Cumberland 7.37
9022 0501 Wallace Harbour Cumberland 2.38
9023 0660 Brule Harbour Colchester 1
9024 0931 Port LaTour Shelburne 4.84
9025 1059 Prospect Bay Halifax 3
9026 1298 Malagawatch Harbour Inverness 14.03
9027 0025 Ship Harbour Halifax 10.16
9028 0112 Ship Harbour Halifax 20.08
9029 0168 Ship Harbour Halifax 8.82
9030 0184 Ship Harbour Halifax 8.82
9031 1071 Ship Harbour Halifax 6.78
9032 1241 Ship Harbour Halifax 9.25
9033 1242 Ship Harbour Halifax 23

Aquaculture Applications in Progress

Adjudicative Applications in Progress

The table below shows the list of aquaculture applications that may be referred to the Nova Scotia Aquaculture Review Board (NSARB). For more details on applications referred to the NSARB, refer to Upcoming and Decided Hearings | Aquaculture Review Board (novascotia.ca).

The table below can be sorted by category by clicking on column header.

Site No. Proponent Location Proponent Scoping Phase Application Review Phase Aquaculture Review Board (ARB) Decision Phase
Date Application Submitted to ARB Date Of ARB Hearing
AQ#1006 Kelly Cove Salmon Ltd Saddle Island , Aspotogan Harbour, Lunenburg County
AQ#0742 Kelly Cove Salmon Ltd St. Mary’s Bay, Westport Harbour, Digby County
AQ#0814 WAYCOBAH FIRST NATIONS BAND COUNCIL Whycocomagh Bay, Inverness County
AQ#1040 Kelly Cove Salmon Ltd Annapolis Basin, Annapolis County
AQ#1205 KELLY COVE SALMON LTD Liverpool Bay, Queens County February 5, 2024
AQ#1430 WE'KOQMA'Q FIRST NATION Whyococomagh Bay, Inverness County
AQ#1431 WE'KOQMA'Q FIRST NATION Whyococomagh Bay, Inverness County
AQ#1432 (Option #1417) KELLY COVE SALMON LTD Liverpool Bay (Brooklyn), Queens County February 5, 2024
AQ#1433 (Option #1417) KELLY COVE SALMON LTD Liverpool Bay (Mersey Point), Queens County February 5, 2024
AQ#1438 (Option #1421) Premium Seafood Limited LeBlanc Harbour, Richmond County
AQ#1439 (Option #1421) Premium Seafood Limited LeBlanc Harbour, Richmond County
AQ#1440 (Option #1421) Premium Seafood Limited LeBlanc Harbour, Richmond County
AQ#1448 (Option #4015) C&G Aquaculture (Alex Bouchie) Merigomish Harbour (Pig Island), Pictou County
AQ#1449 (Option #4030) Canadian Salmon Limited St. Mary's Bay, Digby County
AQ#1450 (Option #4030) Canadian Salmon Limited St. Mary's Bay, Digby County
AQ#1451 (Option #4030) Canadian Salmon Limited St. Mary's Bay, Digby County
AQ#1452 (Option #4030) Canadian Salmon Limited St. Mary's Bay, Digby County
AQ#1454 (Option #4031) Denver Marine Ltd. Walsh’s Deep Cove, Richmond County
AQ#1455 (Option #4031) Denver Marine Ltd. Lazare’s Island, Richmond County
AQ#1459 (Option #4029) Paqtnkek Mi'kmaq Nation Pomquet Harbour, Antigonish County
AQ#1460 (Option #4028) Paqtnkek Mi'kmaq Nation Havre Boucher, Antigonish County
AQ#1461 (Option AQ#4033) Mitchell MacInnis Livingstone’s Pond, Inverness County
AQ#1462 (Option AQ#4033) Mitchell MacInnis Livingstone’s Pond, Inverness County

Administrative Applications in Progress

The table below shows the list of aquaculture applications that may be referred to the Aquaculture Administrator.

The table below can be sorted by category by clicking on column header.

Site No. ▾ Applicant Application Type Species Category (Finfish / Shellfish / Marine Plants) Location Application Review Phase Network Consultation Phase (where applicable)
1233 ProNova Marine Products Ltd. Amendment - add species (Atlantic salmon) Finfish Clark's Harbour, Shelburne County X
1234 ProNova Marine Products Ltd. Amendment - add species (Atlantic salmon) Finfish Woods Harbour, Shelburne County X
1360 Mike MacIntosh Amendment - add cultivation methods (bottom with gear, suspended) Shellfish Merigomish Harbour, Pictou County X X
1363 Andrew Thompson Renewal Shellfish Caribou Harbour, Pictou County X N/A
1378 Chris Strickland, Shelley Strickland Renewal Shellfish Merigomish Harbour, Pictou County X N/A
1378 Chris Strickland, Shelley Strickland Amendment - add cultivation methods (bottom with gear, suspended) Shellfish Merigomish Harbour, Pictou County X X
1380 Brian Lewis, Dale Webb Amendment - boundary (no increase in size), add cultivation methods (bottom with gear, suspended) Shellfish Webster's Gully, Caribou Harbour, Pictou County X X
1380 Mike MacIntosh Renewal Shellfish Merigomish Harbour, Pictou County X N/A
1385 Jordan Paradis Renewal Shellfish Antigonish Harbour, Antigonish County X N/A
1386 Future Seafoods Inc. Renewal Shellfish Tracadie West Arm, Antigonish County X N/A
1400 D'Eon Oyster Company Ltd. Renewal Shellfish Salt Bay, Yarmouth County X N/A
1400 D'Eon Oyster Company Ltd. Amendment - add cultivation methods Shellfish Salt Bay, Yarmouth County X
1453 Sober Island Oysters Ltd. New Landbased Licence Shellfish Sheet Harbour, Halifax County X X
1463 Rocky Mountain Shrimp Farm Inc. New Landbased Licence Shellfish Kentville, Kings County X
1465 Hamilton's Eel Fishery Ltd. New Landbased Licence Finfish Annapolis Royal, Annapolis County X

Administrative Applications Open for Public Comment

The table below shows the list of administrative aquaculture applications that have been issued a notice inviting the public to submit written comments on the application.

Site No. Applicant Application Type Species Category (Finfish / Shellfish / Marine Plants) Location Public Notice Start Date Public Notice End Date
1378 Chris Strickland, Shelley Strickland Renewal Shellfish Merigomish Harbour, Pictou County February 8, 2024 March 8, 2024

During the 30-day public notice period, the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture invites members of the public to provide written comment on administrative aquaculture applications.

Aquaculture Decisions

Administrative and Adjudicative decisions from aquaculture applications.

2024 Decisions

2024 Request Decisions

File/Site # Type of Request Proponent Species Location Decision Decision Date Scoping Period (if applicable)

2024 Adjudicative Decisions

File/Site # Type of Application Applicant Species Location Decision Decision Date
1442 New Marine Licence and Lease Town Point Consulting Ltd. American oyster Antigonish Harbour, Antigonish County Approved with Modification January 5, 2024
1443 New Marine Licence and Lease Town Point Consulting Ltd. American oyster Antigonish Harbour, Antigonish County Approved with Modification January 5, 2024
1444 New Marine Licence and Lease Town Point Consulting Ltd. American oyster Antigonish Harbour, Antigonish County Approved with Modification January 5, 2024

2024 Administrative Decisions

File/Site # Type of Application Applicant Species Location Decision Decision Date
1111 Amendment (Boundary) Browns Emerald Oysters Ltd. American oyster North Harbour, Victoria County Approved with modification January 19, 2024

2023 Decisions

2023 Request Decisions

File/Site # Type of Request Proponent Species Location Decision Decision Date Scoping Period (if applicable)

2023 Adjudicative Decisions

File/Site # Type of Application Applicant Species Location Decision Decision Date
1435 New Marine Licence and Lease Longshore Fisheries Ltd Soft-shell clam Sonora, Guysborough County Application Withdrawn May 23, 2023

2023 Administrative Decisions

File/Site # Type of Application Applicant Species Location Decision Decision Date
0025 Performance Review Aquaprime Mussel Ranch Ltd Blue mussel, Giant sea scallop, European oyster Ship Harbour, Halifax County Site Discontinued May 8, 2023
0049 Amendment (Species) Indian Point Marine Farms Ltd Current: Blue mussel, European oyster, Giant sea scallop
Proposed: Sugar kelp, Horsetail kelp, Dulse, Nori
Mahone Bay, Lunenburg County Approved March 29, 2023
0112 Performance Review Aquaprime Mussel Ranch Ltd Blue mussel, Giant sea scallop Ship Harbour, Halifax County Site Discontinued May 8, 2023
0168 Performance Review Aquaprime Mussel Ranch Ltd Blue mussel Ship Harbour, Halifax County Site Discontinued May 8, 2023
0184 Performance Review Aquaprime Mussel Ranch Ltd Blue mussel, Giant sea scallop Ship Harbour, Halifax County Site Discontinued May 8, 2023
0263 Amendment (Species) Michael J. Mullen Current: Atlantic salmon
Proposed: Rainbow trout
Hassett, Digby County Approved November 20, 2023
0325 Amendment (Cultivation method and Species) Ellen Ferguson Current: American oyster, Bay quahog
Proposed: Blue mussel, Sea lettuce, Sugar kelp, Oarweed
Tatamagouche Bay, Colchester County Approved with Modifications April 19, 2023
0995 Amendment (Boundary) Bay Tender Shellfish Ltd Blue mussel, Giant sea scallop Mahone Bay, Lunenburg County Approved June 19, 2023
1071 Performance Review Aquaprime Mussel Ranch Ltd Blue mussel Ship Harbour, Halifax County Site Discontinued May 8, 2023
1241 Performance Review Aquaprime Mussel Ranch Ltd Blue mussel, Giant sea scallop, European oyster Ship Harbour, Halifax County Site Discontinued May 8, 2023
1242 Performance Review Aquaprime Mussel Ranch Ltd Blue mussel, Giant sea scallop, European oyster Ship Harbour, Halifax County Site Discontinued May 8, 2023
1363 Amendment (Cultivation method) Andrew Thompson and Jeremy Webb American oyster Caribou Harbour, Pictou County Approved March 29, 2023
1437 Amendment (Species) Mike Mullen Smolt Inc. Current: Atlantic salmon
Proposed: Rainbow trout
Weymouth, Digby County Approved November 20, 2023
1464 New Land-Based (Institutional) Université Sainte-Anne American lobster Church Point, Digby County Approved September 26, 2023
5001 Renewal (Experimental) Searise Fisheries Ltd Soft-shell clam Three Fathom Harbour, Halifax County Approved with Modifications August 3, 2023
5003 Renewal (Experimental) Bear River First Nation American oyster Annapolis Basin, Annapolis County Approved March 24, 2023
5004 Renewal (Experimental) Bear River First Nation American oyster Annapolis Basin, Annapolis County Approved March 24, 2023
5006 Renewal (Experimental) Bear River First Nation American oyster Annapolis Basin, Annapolis County Approved March 24, 2023
5008 Renewal (Experimental) Bear River First Nation American oyster St Marys Bay, Digby County Approved March 24, 2023
5010 Renewal (Experimental) We'koqma'q First Nation Rainbow trout North Aberdeen, Whycocomagh Bay, Inverness County Approved July 19, 2023
5011 Renewal (Experimental) Annapolis Valley First Nation American oyster Minas Basin, Hants County Approved June 19, 2023
5013 Renewal (Experimental) We'koqma'q First Nation Rainbow trout South Aberdeen, Whycocomagh Bay, Inverness County Approved July 19, 2023

2022 Decisions

2022 Options Granted

File # Option Holder Option Location Species Option Period
AQ#4033 Mitchell MacInnis Livingstone’s Pond, Inverness County American oyster March 23, 2022 to September 23, 2022

2022 Renewals Approved

Site Applicant Species Location Decision
AQ#1358 Kelly Cove Salmon Ltd. Atlantic salmon Jordan Bay, Shelburne County
AQ#1359 Kelly Cove Salmon Ltd. Atlantic salmon Jordan Bay, Shelburne County
AQ#1360 Michael A. MacIntosh American oyster, Bay quahog Merigomish Harbour, Pictou County
AQ#1361 Lisa Nishi American oyster Mabou Harbour, Inverness County
AQ#1364 Stephen D MacIntosh American oyster Merigomish Harbour, Pictou County
AQ#1368 Kenneth R Fraser American oyster, Bay quahog Merigomish Harbour, Pictou County
AQ#1369 Shandaph Oyster Co. Inc American oyster, Bay quahog, Bay scallop, Razor clam Merigomish Harbour, Pictou County
AQ#5000 Paqtnkek Mi’kmaq Nation American oyster Pomquet Harbour, Antigonish County
AQ#5001 Searise Fisheries Ltd. Soft-shell clam Three Fathom Harbour, Halifax County
AQ#5003 Bear River First Nation American oyster Annapolis Basin, Annapolis County
AQ#5004 Bear River First Nation American oyster Annapolis Basin, Annapolis County
AQ#5005 Bear River First Nation American oyster St. Mary's Bay, Digby County
AQ#5006 Bear River First Nation American oyster Annapolis Basin, Annapolis County
AQ#5008 Bear River First Nation American oyster Annapolis Basin, Annapolis County
AQ#5010 We’koqma’q First Nation Rainbow trout South Aberdeen, Whycocomagh Bay, Inverness County
AQ#5013 We’koqma’q First Nation Rainbow trout South Aberdeen, Whycocomagh Bay, Inverness County

2022 New Sites Approved

Site Applicant Species Location Decision
AQ#1437 Mike Mullen Smolt Inc Atlantic salmon Weymouth, Digby County Decision Document
AQ#1456 Leblanc Seeded Lines Sugar kelp, Alaria Lower West Pubnico, Yarmouth County Decision Document
AQ#1457 UNIVERSITÉ SAINTE-ANNE Sugar kelp Petit de Grat, Richmond County N/A – Institutional Licence
AQ#1458 Ecology Action Centre Sugar kelp, Horsetail kelp, Dulse, Nori Mahone Bay, Lunenburg County N/A – Institutional Licence
AQ#5011 Annapolis Valley First Nation American oyster Minas Basin, Hants County Decision Document

2022 Amendments Approved

Site Operator Name Date Amended Reason for Amendment Location Decision
AQ#0602 Kelly Cove Salmon Ltd 19-Oct-22 Boundary amendment (no increase in size) Shelburne Harbour, Shelburne County Decision Document
AQ#1039 Kelly Cove Salmon Ltd 29-Aug-2022 Species amendment to add Lump fish Annapolis Basin, Annapolis County Decision Document
AQ#1040 Kelly Cove Salmon Ltd 29-Aug-2022 Species amendment to add Lump fish Annapolis Basin, Annapolis County Decision Document
AQ#1047 K&N Fisheries Limited 27-Jul-2022 Species amendment to add American oyster Port La Tour, Shelburne County Decision Document
AQ#1187 Cape Breton Bivalve Inc 26-Apr-2022 Species amendment to add Giant sea scallop St. Ann’s Harbour, Victoria County Decision Document
AQ#1347 Brian Lewis and Dale Webb 03-Nov-22 Authorize suspended cultivation method of American oyster; Authorize bottom cultivation with gear method and suspended cultivation method of Bay quahog; Change site boundaries (no increase in size) Caribou Harbour, Pictou County Decision Document
AQ#1386 Future Seafoods Inc 14-Nov-22 Authorize bottom cultivation with gear method West Arm Tracadie, Antigonish County Decision Document
AQ#1411 Hamilton’s Eel Fishery Limited 23-May-2022 Species amendment to add Arctic char Centrelea, Annapolis County Decision Document

2022 Assignments Approved

Site Assigned To Effective Date of Assignment Location Species Decision
AQ#0325 The Estate of Donna Ferguson (Assignor);Ellen Ferguson (Assignee) July 25, 2022 Tatamagouche Bay, Colchester County American oyster, Bay quahog Decision Document
AQ#0683 Kevin & Jason Pattengale; Assignee: Breton Oysters Ltd December 1, 2022 Lennox Passage, Richmond County American oyster, Bay quahog, Blue mussel, Giant sea scallop Decision Document
AQ#1012 Long Beach Farms Limited (Assignor); Long Beach Farms Limited (Assignee) January 10, 2022 St. Mary’s Bay, Digby County Atlantic salmon and Rainbow trout Decision Document
AQ#1385 Assignor: Samuel MacKinlay, Assignee: Jordan Paradis October 21, 2022 Antigonish Harbour, Antigonish County American oyster Decision Document

2022 Applications Rejected

Site or File Application Type Applicant Location Date Rejected Decision

2022 Sites Cancelled

Site Operator Name Location Species Effective Date

2022 Sites Discontinued

Site Operator Name Location Species Effective Date
AQ#5005 Bear River First Nation American oyster Annapolis Basin, Annapolis County 06-Jul-22
AQ#5007 Bear River First Nation American oyster St. Mary's Bay, Digby County 10-Mar-22

2021 Decisions

2021 Options Granted

File # Option Holder Option Location Species Option Period
AQ#4028 Paqtnkek Mi'kmaq Nation Havre Boucher, Antigonish County American oyster, European oyster July 23, 2021 to July 23, 2022
AQ#4029 Paqtnkek Mi'kmaq Nation Pomquet Harbour, Antigonish County American oyster, European oyster July 23, 2021 to July 23, 2022
AQ#4030 3327832 Nova Scotia Ltd. St. Mary’s Bay, Digby County Atlantic Salmon, Rainbow trout February 18, 2021 to February 18, 2022
AQ#4031 Denver Marine Ltd. Inhabitant Bay & Haddock Harbour, Lennox Passage, Richmond County American oyster April 16, 2021 to April 16, 2022

2021 Renewals Approved

Site Applicant Species Location Decision
AQ#0193 We'koma'q First Nation Atlantic salmon, Rainbow trout, Blue mussel, American oyster, Brook trout, Arctic char Denas Pond, Inverness County Decision Document
AQ#0600 Waycobah First Nation Band Council Atlantic salmon and Rainbow trout Whycocomagh Bay, Inverness County Decision Document
AQ#0716 We'koma'q First Nation Atlantic salmon, Rainbow trout Arichat Harbour, Richmond County Decision Document
AQ#0745 We'koma'q First Nation Atlantic salmon, Rainbow trout Nyanza Bay, Victoria County Decision Document
AQ#0814 Waycobah First Nation Band Council Atlantic salmon and Rainbow trout Whycocomagh Bay, Inverness County Decision Document
AQ#0845 Waycobah First Nation Band Council Atlantic salmon and Rainbow trout Whycocomagh Bay, Inverness County Decision Document
AQ#0912 Ocean Trout Farms Inc. Rainbow trout Lobster Bay, Yarmouth County Decision Document
AQ#1047 K&N Fisheries Limited Blue Mussel, Giant sea scallop Wine County, Guysborough County Decision Document
AQ#1326 The Maritime Oyster Company Ltd American oyster Eel Lake, Yarmouth County Decision Document
AQ#1346 Bowline Incorporated American oyster Mabou Harbour, Inverness County Decision Document
AQ#1348 Sober Island Oysters Limited American oyster Sheet Harbour, Halifax County Decision Document
AQ#1352 William McGee American oyster Merigomish Harbour, Pictou County Decision Document
AQ#1353 Kelly Cove Salmon Ltd. Atlantic salmon Grand Passage, St. Mary’s Bay, Digby County Decision Document
AQ#1354 Kelly Cove Salmon Ltd. Atlantic salmon Freeport, St. Mary’s Bay, Digby County Decision Document
AQ#1355 3084315 Nova Scotia Limited American oyster, Bay quahog Merigomish Harbour, Pictou County Decision Document
AQ#5000 Paqtnkek Mi’kmaq Nation American oyster Pomquet Harbour, Antigonish County Decision Document
AQ#5003 Bear River First Nation American oyster Annapolis Basin, Annapolis County Decision Document
AQ#5004 Bear River First Nation American oyster Annapolis Basin, Annapolis County Decision Document
AQ#5005 Bear River First Nation American oyster Annapolis Basin, Annapolis County Decision Document
AQ#5006 Bear River First Nation American oyster Annapolis Basin, Annapolis County Decision Document
AQ#5007 Bear River First Nation American oyster St. Mary's Bay, Digby County Decision Document
AQ#5008 Bear River First Nation American oyster St. Mary's Bay, Digby County Decision Document
AQ#5010 We’koqma’q First Nation Rainbow trout North Aberdeen, Whycocomagh Bay, Inverness County Decision Document

2021 New Sites Approved

Site Applicant Species Location Decision
AQ#1436 Kelly Cove Salmon Ltd. Atlantic Salmon Centreville, Digby County Decision Document
AQ#1447 The Verschuren Centre Aurantiochytrium Sydney, Cape Breton County N/A - Institutional Licence
AQ#5001 Searise Fisheries Ltd. Soft-shell clam Three Fathom Harbour, Halifax County Decision Document
AQ#5013 We’koqma’q First Nation Rainbow trout Whycocomagh Bay (South Aberdeen), Inverness County Decision Document

2021 Amendments Approved

Site Operator Name Date Amended Reason for Amendment Location Decision
AQ#0021 Purewater Mussel Farm Inc. 26-Feb-21 Amendment to site boundaries that does not increase the area of the site Tatamagouche Bay, Colchester County Decision Document
AQ#0664 Bay Enterprises Limited 26-Feb-21 Authorize Bottom Shellfish Cultivation with Gear (on a portion of the site) Tatamagouche Bay, Cumberland County Decision Document
AQ#0828 Vince Stuart 12-Mar-21 Addition of species – Sugar kelp St. Mary’s Bay, Digby County Decision Document
AQ#0921 Bounty Bay Shellfish Inc. 26-Feb-21 Addition of species - Sugar kelp Lennox Passage, Richmond County Decision Document
AQ#1036 Mike Cameron 08-Feb-21 Authorize cultivation of American eel (Anguilla rostrata) Upper North River, Colchester County Decision Document
AQ#1108 Rod Beresford 01-Oct-21 Authorize bottom shellfish cultivation with gear and suspended shellfish cultivation Lochmore Harbour, Cape Breton County Decision Document
AQ#1185 Innovative Fishery Products Inc. 09-Apr-21 Addition of species - European oyster, American oyster St. Bernard, Digby County Decision Document
AQ#1368 Kenneth R. Fraser 05-Jul-21 Authorize bottom cultivation with gear on a portion of the site and suspended cultivation Merigomish, Pictou County Decision Document
AQ#1369 Philip Docker (Shandaph Oyster Co. Inc.) 26-Feb-21 Authorize Suspended Shellfish Cultivation Method and Authorize the cultivation of additional species - Razor clam Cameron's Cove, Merigomish Harbour, Pictou County Decision Document
AQ#1387 Matthew and Stephen Mattie 21-Jul-21 Boundary amendment with no increase in size Havre Boucher, Antigonish County Decision Document
AQ#1368 Kenneth R. Fraser 05-Jul-21 Authorize bottom cultivation with gear on a portion of the site and suspended cultivation Merigomish, Pictou County Decision Document

2021 Assignments Approved

Site Assigned To Effective Date of Assignment Location Species Decision
AQ#0983 Ocean Trout Farms Inc. (Assignor); Kelly Cove Salmon Ltd. (Assignee) May 17, 2021 Shelburne Harbour, Shelburne County Atlantic salmon and Rainbow trout Decision Document
AQ#1363 James Doucette (Assignor), Andrew Thompson and Jeremy Webb (Assignee) February 1, 2021 Caribou Harbour, Pictou County American oyster Decision Document
AQ#1441 3051802 Nova Scotia Limited (Assignor); Kelly Cove Salmon Ltd. (Assignee) June 7, 2021 Millbrook, Colchester County Atlantic salmon and Rainbow trout Decision Document

2021 Applications Rejected

Site or File Application Type Applicant Location Date Rejected Decision

2021 Sites Cancelled

Site Operator Name Location Species Effective Date

2021 Sites Discontinued

Site Operator Name Location Species Effective Date
AQ#0229 Peter F Landry Lennox Passage, Richmond County Blue mussel, Giant sea scallop 04-Aug-21
AQ#0770 Ocean Trout Farms Inc. Lobster Bay, Yarmouth County Atlantic salmon, Rainbow trout 20-Sep-21
AQ#0778 We'koqma'q First Nation St. Peter's Inlet, Richmond County Atlantic salmon, Rainbow trout, Brook trout, Arctic char 29-Apr-21
AQ#0994 We'koqma'q First Nation St. Peter's Inlet, Richmond County Atlantic salmon, Rainbow trout, Brook trout, Arctic char 29-Apr-21
AQ#1419 Hippolyto Tshimanga Steam Hill, Kings County Rainbow trout, Nile tilapia, Striped bass, Goldfish 17-Aug-21

2020 Decisions

2020 Options Granted

File # Option Holder Option Location Species Option Period
AQ#4024 Daniel MacDonald Mabou Harbour, Inverness County American Oyster Feb 4, 2020 to Feb 4, 2021
AQ#4015 Alexander Bouchie Merigomish Harbour (Pig Island), Pictou County American oyster, Bay scallop, Razor clam, Quahog September 23, 2020 to March 23, 2021

2020 Renewals Approved

Site Applicant Species Location Decision
AQ#0020 Atlantic Shellfish Products Inc. Blue mussel, American oyster Tatamagouche Bay, Cumberland County Decision Document
AQ#0021 Purewater Mussel Farms Inc. Blue mussel, American oyster, Bay quahog Tatamagouche Bay, Cumberland County Decision Document
AQ#0136 Patrick D. Timmons Blue mussel, American oyster, Giant sea scallop, Bay scallop St. of Canso North, Inverness County Decision Document
AQ#0146 Purewater Mussel Farms Inc. Blue mussel, American oyster, European oyster Tatamagouche Bay, Cumberland County Decision Document
AQ#0148 Bounty Bay Shellfish Inc. Blue mussel St. Anns Harbour, Victoria County Decision Document
AQ#0168 Aquaprime Mussel Ranch Limited Blue mussel Ship Harbour, Halifax County Decision Document
AQ#0263 Michael J. Mullen Atlantic salmon Hassett, Hour Glass Lake, Digby County Decision Document
AQ#0277 Bounty Bay Shellfish Inc. Blue mussel St. Anns Harbour, Victoria County Decision Document
AQ#0292 Darren Wagner Blue mussel, European oyster, American oyster Rose Bay, Lynenburg County Decision Document
AQ#0320 Ian S. MacLean American oyster South Denys Basin, Inverness County Decision Document
AQ#0725 Paul Lewis Blue mussel Lennox Passage, Richmond County Decision Document
AQ#0742 Kelly Cove Salmon Ltd. Atlantic Salmon, Rainbow trout St. Mary's Bay, Westport Harbour, Digby County Decision Document
AQ#0772 Snow Island Salmon Inc. Atlantic Salmon, Rainbow trout Owls Head, Halifax County Decision Document
AQ#0826 Open Oceans Systems Inc. Atlantic salmon, Rainbow trout St. of Canso South, Guysborough County Decision Document
AQ#0833 Snow Island Salmon Inc. Atlantic Salmon, Rainbow trout Ship Harbour, Halifax County Decision Document
AQ#0835 Ocean Trout Farms Inc. Atlantic salmon and Rainbow trout Port Mouton, Queens County Decision Document
AQ#0838 Apaqtaukewaq Fisheries Co-op Ltd. American oyster Soldier's Cove, Richmond County Decision Document
AQ#0839 Bill & Stanley Oyster Company Ltd Blue mussel and American oyster Whitehead Harbour, Guysborough County Decision Document
AQ#0899 Ocean Trout Farms Inc. Rainbow trout Lobster Bay, Yarmouth County Decision Document
AQ#0900 Ocean Trout Farms Inc. Rainbow trout Lobster Bay, Yarmouth County Decision Document
AQ#0911 Nolan R d'Eon American oyster, Bay quahog, Bay scallop Eel Lake, Yarmouth County Decision Document
AQ#0921 Bounty Bay Shellfish Inc. Blue mussel, Giant sea scallop Lennox Passage, Richmond County Decision Document
AQ#0955 Ocean Trout Farms Inc. Rainbow trout Pubnico Harbour, Yarmouth County Decision Document
AQ#1087 The Maritime Oyster Company Limited American oyster Eel Lake, Yarmouth County Decision Document
AQ#1129 Scott MacEwan, Hallee MacEwan American oyster, Bay quahog, Bay scallop Little Harbour, Pictou County Decision Document
AQ#1185 Innovative Fishery Products Inc. Bar clam, Bay quahog, Soft shell clam, Razor clam St. Bernard, Digby County Decision Document
AQ#1186 Bounty Bay Shellfish Inc. Blue mussel St. Ann's Harbour, Victoria County Decision Document
AQ#1187 Cape Breton Bivalve Inc. Blue mussel, Kelp, American oyster St. Anns Harbour, Victoria County Decision Document
AQ#1188 Bounty Bay Shellfish Inc. Blue mussel St. Ann's Harbour, Victoria County Decision Document
AQ#1189 Bounty Bay Shellfish Inc. Blue mussel St. Ann's Harbour, Victoria County Decision Document
AQ#1192 Kelly Cove Salmon Ltd. Atlantic Salmon, Rainbow trout Shelburne Harbour, Shelburne County Decision Document
AQ#1205 Kelly Cove Salmon Ltd. Atlantic Salmon, Rainbow trout Liverpool Bay, Queens County Decision Document
AQ#1209 Cape d’Or Sustainable Seafoods Inc Atlantic salmon, Atlantic halibut and Arctic char Advocate Harbour, Cumberland County Decision Document
AQ#1225 MacKinnon Harbour Survival Association American oyster MacKinnons Harbour, Victoria County Decision Document
AQ#1306 Lisa Maria Nishi American oyster Mabou Harbour, Inverness County Decision Document
AQ#1315 Jeffrey S. Lee American oyster Mabou Harbour, Inverness County Decision Document
AQ#1350 Stephen D MacIntosh American oyster, Bay quahog Little Harbour, Powell Cove, Pictou County Decision Document
AQ#1351 Future Seafoods Inc. American Oyster Caribou Harbour, Pictou County Decision Document
AQ#1373 Cape Breton Bivalve Inc. Blue mussel St. Ann’s Harbour, Victoria County Decision Document
AQ#1374 Cape Breton Bivalve Inc. Blue mussel St. Ann’s Harbour, Victoria County Decision Document
AQ#1375 Cape Breton Bivalve Inc. Blue mussel St. Ann's Bay, Victoria County Decision Document
AQ#5010 We'koqma'q First Nation Rainbow trout North Aberdeen, Whycocomagh Bay, Inverness County Decision Document
AQ#5000 Paqtnkek Mi'kmaw Nation American oyster Pomquet Harbour, Antigonish County Decision Document

2020 New Sites Approved

Site Applicant Species Location Decision
AQ#1418 Eel Exports Inc. American eel Yarmouth, Yarmouth County Decision Document
AQ#1422 Town Point Consulting Inc. American oyster Harbour Centre, Antigonish County Decision Document
AQ#1427 Grand Pass Oysters Ltd. American oyster Bar Rock, La Grande Passe, Yarmouth County Decision Document
AQ#1428 Grand Pass Oysters Ltd. American oyster Calf Island, La Grande Passe, Yarmouth County Decision Document
AQ#1429 Grand Pass Oysters Ltd. American oyster Fox Island, La Grande Passe, Yarmouth County Decision Document
AQ#1434 Smallfood Inc. Aurantiochytrium Dartmouth, Halifax County Decision Document
AQ#1441 3051802 Nova Scotia Limited Atlantic salmon, Rainbow trout Millbrook, Colchester County Decision Document
AQ#5003 (Experimental) Bear River First Nation American oyster Annapolis Basin, Annapolis County Decision Document
AQ#5004 (Experimental) Bear River First Nation American oyster Annapolis Basin, Annapolis County Decision Document
AQ#5005 (Experimental) Bear River First Nation American oyster Annapolis Basin, Annapolis County Decision Document
AQ#5006 (Experimental) Bear River First Nation American oyster Annapolis Basin, Annapolis County Decision Document
AQ#5007 (Experimental) Bear River First Nation American oyster Annapolis Basin, Annapolis County Decision Document
AQ#5008 (Experimental) Bear River First Nation American oyster Annapolis Basin, Annapolis County Decision Document

2020 Amendments Approved

Site Operator Name Date Amended Reason for Amendment Location Decision
AQ#0524 Roger Myette 6-Nov-20 Authorize Bottom Shellfish Cultivation with Gear Tracadie Harbour, Antigonish County Decision Document
AQ#1129 Scott MacEwan, Hallee MacEwan 9-Nov-20 Authorize Bottom Shellfish Cultivation with Gear Little Harbour, Pictou County Decision Document
AQ#1176 David Kevin Campbell 6-Nov-20 Authorize Bottom Shellfish Cultivation with Gear Little Harbour, Pictou County Decision Document
AQ#1246 Blair MacDonald 24-Jun-20 Authorize Suspended Cultivation of American oyster St. Patrick's Channel, Victoria County Decision Document
AQ#1332 Samuel J McKinlay 2-Nov-20 Authorize Bottom Shellfish cultivation with gear Merigomish Harbour, Pictou County Decision Document
AQ#1349 Aquadelights Seafoods Limited 26-May-20 Authorize Bottom Shellfish Cultivation with Gear Chance Harbour, Pictou County Decision Document
AQ#1350 Stephen MacIntosh 26-May-20 Authorize Bottom Shellfish Cultivation with Gear Little Harbour, Powell Cove, Pictou County Decision Document
AQ#1355 3084315 Nova Scotia Limited 9-Nov-20 Authorize Bottom Shellfish Cultivation with Gear Merigomish Harbour, Pictou County Decision Document
AQ#1385 Samuel J McKinlay 20-Nov-20 Authorize Bottom Shellfish Cultivation with Gear Antigonish Harbour, Antigonish County Decision Document

2020 Assignments Approved

Site Assigned To Effective Date of Assignment Location Species Decision
AQ#0280 Florence Sampson (Assignor); Rod Beresford (Assignee) 25-Apr-20 East Bay, Cape Breton County American oyster Decision Document
AQ#0634 Wallace Murray (Assignor); William McGee (Assignee) 15-Sep-20 Merigomish Harbour, Pictou County American oyster Decision Document
AQ#1352 Wallace Murray (Assignor); William McGee (Assignee) 15-Sep-20 Merigomish Harbour, Pictou County American oyster Decision Document
AQ#1386 Brian Howard (Assignor); Future Seafoods Inc. (Assignee) 26-Nov-20 Tracadie, West Arm, Antigonish American oyster Decision Document

2020 Applications Rejected

Site or File Application Type Applicant Location Date Rejected Decision
AQ#0828 Assignment Vince Stuart (Assignor); 3318168 Nova Scotia Limited (Assignee) St. Mary's Bay, Digby County 7-May-20 Decision Document

2020 Sites Cancelled

Site Operator Name Location Species Effective Date

2020 Sites Discontinued

Site Operator Name Location Species Effective Date
AQ#0306 CHARLES DAVID BOYLE Lazy Bay, Cumberland County American Oyster, Bay quahog 21-Oct-20
AQ#1084 UNAMA'KI OYSTER FARM & PROCESSING PLANT LTD. Malagawatch Harbour, Inverness County American Oyster 31-Aug-20
AQ#1104 Corkums Island Mussel Farm Lunenburg Bay, Lunenburg County American oyster, Giant sea scallop, European oyster, Bay scallop 1-Jun-20
AQ#1155 Florence M Sampson East Bay, Cape Breton County American Oyster 20-Jun-20
AQ#1190 JAMES CRAWFORD Portage Inlet, Inverness County American Oyster 29-Aug-20
AQ#1191 ANNE MARIE DONOVAN Lochmore Harbour, East Bay, Cape Breton County American Oyster 18-Oct-20
AQ#1356 NORTHUMBERLAND FISHERIES MUSEUM AND HERITAGE ASSOC Caladh Avenue, Pictou County American lobster 24-Sep-20
AQ#1414 NOVA AQUAPONICS INCORPORATED Halifax, Halifax County Rainbow trout, Striped bass 18-Feb-20

2019 Decisions

2019 Options Granted

File # Option Holder Option Location Species Option Period
AQ#1421 Premium Seafoods Limited LeBlanc Harbour, Richmond County American oyster January 23, 2019 to July 23, 2019 (Extension Granted to January 23, 2020)
AQ#1424 Town Point Consulting Inc. Antigonish Harbour, Antigonish County American oyster March 28, 2019 to September 28, 2019 (Extension Granted to March 28, 2020)
AQ#1425 Andrew Thompson Merigomish Harbour, Pictou County American oyster June 5, 2019 to December 5, 2019 (Option Expired)
AQ#1426 Deon Oyster Company Ltd. Widgegum Island, Salt Bay, Yarmouth County American oyster June 5, 2019 to December 5, 2019 (Option Expired)
AQ#4000 Cermaq Canada Ltd. Chedabucto Bay, Guysborough County Atlantic salmon March 27, 2019 to (End Date Temporarily Suspended)
AQ#4001 Cermaq Canada Ltd. Bay of Rocks, Richmond County Atlantic salmon March 27, 2019 to (End Date Temporarily Suspended)
AQ#4002 Cermaq Canada Ltd. Guysborough East, Guysborough County Atlantic salmon March 27, 2019 to (End Date Temporarily Suspended)
AQ#4003 Cermaq Canada Ltd. St. Mary's Bay, Digby County Atlantic salmon March 27, 2019 to (End Date Temporarily Suspended)
AQ#4004 Cermaq Canada Ltd. Mahone Bay, Lunenburg County Atlantic salmon October 9, 2019 to (End Date Temporarily Suspended)
AQ#4005 Cermaq Canada Ltd. St. Margarets Bay, Halifax/Lunenburg County Atlantic salmon October 9, 2019 to (End Date Temporarily Suspended)

2019 Renewals Approved

Site Applicant Species Location Decision
AQ#0175 Acadian Seaplants Limited European oyster, Irish moss, Dulse Charlesville, Shelburne County Decision Document
AQ#0229 Peter F. Landry Blue mussel, Giant sea scallop Lennox Passage, Richmond County Decision Document
AQ#0280 Florence Sampson American oyster Lochmore Harbour, Cape Breton County Decision Document
AQ#0627 Darrell E. MacLeod Blue mussel, American oyster North Harbour, Victoria County Decision Document
AQ#0726 PEI Mussel Farms Blue mussel, Giant sea scallop Lennox Passage, Richmond County Decision Document
AQ#0906 Estate of Charles Dennis American oyster North Denys Basin, Inverness County Decision Document
AQ#0914 Estate of Charles Dennis American oyster North Denys Basin, Inverness County Decision Document
AQ#0915 Estate of Charles Dennis American oyster North Denys Basin, Inverness County Decision Document
AQ#1062 Mel Grover American oyster Aspy Bay, Victoria County Decision Document
AQ#1100 Snow Island Salmon Inc. Blue mussel Tor Bay, Guysborough County Decision Document
AQ#1111 Ronald S. and Joyce Brown American oyster North Harbour, Victoria County Decision Document
AQ#1112 Aquadelights Seafoods Limited American oyster, Bay quahog Little Harbour, Pictou County Decision Document
AQ#1206 Atlantic Canada Eels Inc. American eel Springhill, Cumberland County Decision Document
AQ#1235 Alex Dunphy American Oyster South Harbour, Aspy Bay, Victoria County Decision Document
AQ#1276 Apaqtaukewaq Fisheries Co-op Ltd. American oyster St. Peter's Inlet, Richmond County Decision Document
AQ#1305 Bay Enterprises Limited Blue mussel, American oyster, European oyster, Bay quahog, Bay scallop Malagash, Cumberland County Decision Document
AQ#1347 Brian Lewis and Dale Webb American oyster Caribou Harbour, Pictou County Decision Document
AQ#1349 Aquadelight Seafoods Limited American oyster, Bay quahog Chance Harbour, Pictou County Decision Document
AQ#5000 (Experimental) Paqtnkek Mi'kmaw Nation American oyster Pomquet Harbour, Antigonish County Decision Document
AQ#0832 Dartek Transport Ltd. Atlantic salmon, Brook trout, Rainbow trout, Arctic char Barney's River, Pictou County Decision Document
AQ#1108 Rod Beresford American oyster Lochmore Harbour, Cape Breton County Decision Document

2019 New Sites Approved

Site Applicant Species Location Decision
AQ#5010 (Experimental) We'koqma'q First Nation Rainbow trout North Aberdeen, Whycocomagh Bay, Inverness County Decision Document
AQ#1419 Hippolyto Tshimanga Nile tilapia, Rainbow trout, Striped bass, Goldfish Steam Hill, Kings County Decision Document

2019 Amendments Approved

Site Operator Name Date Amended Reason for Amendment Location Decision
AQ#0726 PEI Mussel Farms 05-Nov-19 Addition of the following species for cultivation: - Sugar kelp Lennox Passage, Richmond County Decision Document
AQ#1029 James L. Mood Fisheries Limited 25-Apr-19 Authorize the cultivation of an additional species (Giant sea scallop) Barrington Passage, Shelburne County Decision Document
AQ#1036 Mike Cameron 02-Oct-19 Add Species Striped Bass Upper North River, Colchester County Decision Document
AQ#1233 ProNova Marine Products Ltd. 29-Nov-19 Addition of the following species for cultivation: - Striped bass Clark’s Harbour, Shelburne County Decision Document
AQ#1234 ProNova Marine Products Ltd. 29-Nov-19 Addition of the following species for cultivation: - Striped bass Woods Harbour, Shelburne County Decision Document

2019 Assignments Approved

Site Assigned To Effective Date of Assignment Location Species Decision
AQ#0020 Atlantic Shellfish Products Inc. (new ownership) 15-Apr-19 Tatamagouche Bay, Cumberland County Blue mussel and American oyster Decision Document
AQ#1176 Kevin Campbell 27-Mar-19 Little Harbour, Pictou County American oyster Decision Document
AQ#1306 Lisa Nishi 27-Mar-19 Mabou Harbour, Inverness County American oyster Decision Document
AQ#1331 David MacNeil 27-Mar-19 Mabou Harbour, Inverness County American oyster Decision Document
AQ#0193 St. Peter's Fish Hatchery Limited (Assignor); Waycobah First Nation (Assignee) July 15, 2019 Dena's Pond, Victoria County Atlantic salmon, Rainbow trout, Blue mussel, American oyster, Brook trout, Arctic char Decision Document
AQ#0716 St. Peter's Fish Hatchery Limited (Assignor); Waycobah First Nation (Assignee) July 15, 2019 Arichat Harbour, Richmond County Atlantic salmon, Rainbow trout Decision Document
AQ#0745 St. Peter's Fish Hatchery Limited (Assignor); Waycobah First Nation (Assignee) July 15, 2019 Nyanza Bay, Victoria County Atlantic salmon, Rainbow trout Decision Document
AQ#0778 St. Peter's Fish Hatchery Limited (Assignor); Waycobah First Nation (Assignee) July 15, 2019 St. Peter's Inlet, Richmond County Atlantic salmon, Rainbow trout, Brook trout, Arctic char Decision Document
AQ#0994 St. Peter's Fish Hatchery Limited (Assignor); Waycobah First Nation (Assignee) July 15, 2019 St. Peter's Inlet, Richmond County Atlantic salmon, Rainbow trout, Brook trout, Arctic char Decision Document
AQ#0832 Dartek Transport Ltd. (new ownership) 27-Aug-19 Barneys River, Pictou County Atlantic salmon, Brook trout, Rainbow trout, Artic char Decision Document
AQ#1312 Sustainable Fish Farming (Canada) Limited (current ownership) (Assignor) Sustainable Fish Farming (Canada) Limited (prospective ownership) (Assignee) 02-Oct-19 Centre Burlington, Hants County Atlantic halibut, Sablefish, European sea bass, Black sea bass, Striped bass, Gilthead seabream, Atlantic salmon Decision Document

2019 Applications Rejected

Application Operator Name Location Date Rejected Species

2019 Sites Cancelled

Site Operator Name Location Species Effective Date

2019 Sites Discontinued

Site Operator Name Location Species Effective Date
357 GARY GEORGE & BARRY GEORGE Portage Inlet, Victoria County American oyster 6-Dec-19
1090 ANGELA GROVER Aspy Bay, Victoria County American oyster 11-Jan-19
1105 JOSEPH K SYLLIBOY East Bay, Cape Breton County American oyster 7-Jun-19

Rockweed Decisions

Decisions from the past 5 years on applications for rockweed leases

2024 Decisions

2023 Decisions

2022 Decisions

2022 Leases Granted

Lease # Owner Expiration Date Location

2022 Assignments Approved

Lease # Original Owner New Owner Date Effective Location

2021 Decisions

2021 Leases Granted

Lease # Owner Expiration Date Location

2021 Assignments Approved

Lease # Original Owner New Owner Date Effective Location

2020 Decisions

2020 Leases Granted

Lease # Owner Expiration Date Location
6037 Natural Ocean Products Inc. 30-Apr-35 St. Margaret’s Bay
6038 Natural Ocean Products Inc. 30-Apr-35 Pennant Bay/Sambro Channel

2020 Assignments Approved

Lease # Original Owner New Owner Date Effective Location

2019 Decisions

2019 Renewals Approved

Lease # Owner Expiration Date Location
6032 Acadian Seaplants Ltd. 31-Dec-32 Country Harbour Head - Canso
6033 Acadian Seaplants Ltd. 31-Dec-32 Beaver Harbour - Country Harbour Head
6035 Acadian Seaplants Ltd. 31-Dec-32 Duncans Cove - West Jeddore
6036 Acadian Seaplants Ltd. 31-Dec-32 West Jeddore - Beaver Harbour

2019 Sites Discontinued

Lease # Owner Date Effective Location
6013 Natural Ocean Products Inc. 30-Jun-19 Haifax Co. - Shag Head to Schnare Point
6014 Natural Ocean Products Inc. 30-Jun-19 Haifax Co. - Chebucto Head to Shag Head