Licensing & Permits

All fishing and fish processing in Nova Scotia requires a licence.

In 2012, there were 375 licensed fish buyers. Just under 50 percent of those buyers are also licensed processors (173).

Of the licensed buyers, 15 are registered as retail only operations. There are 355 wholesaler operations.

Renewal of 2013 licenses began in November.

Click the links below for more information on, available from the Nova Scotia Permits Directory