Marine Debris Clean-up Program

The Marine Debris Clean-up Program provides funding to help remove debris from Nova Scotia's marine and freshwater shorelines. The program has 3 funding streams:

  • Shoreline Clean-up – supports clean-up efforts of marine and freshwater coastlines
  • Marine Debris and Litter Prevention – supports methods of reducing litter from reaching our water systems
  • Marine Debris and Litter Recycling – supports waste diversion solutions that encourage recycling over sending debris to landfill


Individuals and organizations can apply for funding. Collaboration between the seafood sector and community groups is encouraged.

Refer to the Program Guide for detailed eligibility.

Deadline or important dates

Application deadline: 1 February 2024.

How to apply

Complete the Program Application Form (make sure to check the application for details on all required supporting documents). Send your completed application and supporting documents by email or mail.


Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture
Sustainability and Environmental Advisory Services Division
Marine Debris Clean-up Program
1800 Argyle Street
6th floor, suite 603
Halifax, NS, B3J 3N8


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