Enforcement Division

As of July 1, the inspection, compliance and enforcement functions from several provincial government departments will come together under Nova Scotia Environment.

Departments involved in this consolidation include the Department of Natural Resources, the Department of Health and Wellness, the Department of Agriculture, Nova Scotia Environment, and the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture.

For more information, visit novascotia.ca/nse/inspection-compliance-enforcement/

Authority & Legislation

Conservation Officers authority is derived from appointments under specific legislation.

Under the Fisheries and Coastal Resources Act the Minister of Nova Scotia Agriculture and Fisheries has appointed Conservation Officers as Inspectors to enforce the Recreational Fishing Regulations.

Conservation Officers enforce the following statutes and their regulations: