News releases from Fisheries and Aquaculture (Page 1)

Liming Helps Fish Habitat

Fisheries and Aquaculture

Acid rain in Nova Scotia harms fish habitat important to sportfishing, valued at about $65 million annually to the provincial economy.

Nova Scotia Angling Licences Available Online

Fisheries and Aquaculture

Anglers in Nova Scotia can now purchase their general and salmon sportfishing licences online.

Free Fishing June 6 and 7

Fisheries and Aquaculture

Nova Scotians are encouraged to try sportfishing during the annual Nova Scotia Sportfishing Weekend, June 6 and June 7.

Sportfishing Season Delayed until May 1

Fisheries and Aquaculture

Nova Scotia’s sportfishing season is on hold until at least May 1.

Fisheries Ministers Unified To Support Industry

Fisheries and Aquaculture / COVID - 19

The fishing and aquaculture industries are a vital part of the province’s economy and an important source of food.

Keeping Shorelines and Oceans Clean

Fisheries and Aquaculture

Reducing shoreline pollution and maintaining the clean and pristine waters which the province is known for is important to Nova Scotians.

Un Centre de recherche et d'innovation sur la qualité du homard pour appuyer le secteur des pêches

Fisheries and Aquaculture

L'industrie du homard de la Nouvelle-Écosse appuie les communautés rurales à l'échelle de la province, et a augmenté les exportations de 1,2 milliard de dollars en 2019. Un nouveau Centre de recherche et d'innovation sur la qualité du homard, d'une valeur de 2,5 millions de dollars, trouvera de nouvelles façons de renforcer davantage la qualité et la valeur d'exportation du homard.

Lobster Quality Research and Innovation Centre To Help Fishery

Fisheries and Aquaculture

Nova Scotia’s premium lobster fishery supports rural communities across the province, growing its exports to $1.2 billion in 2019. A new $2.5 million lobster quality and innovation centre will find new ways to further advance the quality and export value of lobster.

Minister’s 2020 Conference Largest Yet, More Global

Fisheries and Aquaculture

This year’s conference on the trends, benefits and growth of the fishing and aquaculture industries in Nova Scotia will be the largest yet, attracting more international speakers and local industry members than ever before.

Municipalité d’Argyle : la Province désignera des zones de développement aquacole

Fisheries and Aquaculture

La Province et la Municipalité du district d’Argyle travaillent de concert pour établir des zones de développement aquacole afin de stimuler l’économie.

Municipality of Argyle, Province To Identify Aquaculture Development Areas

Fisheries and Aquaculture

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

Winter Sportfishing Season Opens New Year’s Day

Fisheries and Aquaculture

Anglers in the province or visiting can enjoy Nova Scotia’s 2020 winter fishing season, beginning Jan. 1.

Better Information about Aquaculture Activities

Fisheries and Aquaculture

As Nova Scotia’s aquaculture industry expands and its economic benefits are felt in dozens of coastal communities, it is important that people have easy access to information.

Amendments Support Fisheries Sector

Fisheries and Aquaculture

As Nova Scotia’s seafood industry continues to grow and modernize, it’s important that the province’s regulations are updated to support competitiveness and reflect today’s standards.

Aquaculture Mission to Norway

Fisheries and Aquaculture

Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell is leading a delegation to Norway in support of Nova Scotia’s growing aquaculture sector.

New Seafood Accelerator Program

Fisheries and Aquaculture

Nova Scotia seafood companies will be able to improve current products, create new ones and look at new export markets through a new Seafood Accelerator Program.

Free Fishing Weekend June 1-2

Fisheries and Aquaculture

People are encouraged to try their hand at fishing during Nova Scotia Sportfishing Weekend, Saturday, June 1, and Sunday, June 2.

Total Allowable Catch Levels for Northern Shrimp to Remain

Fisheries and Aquaculture

The Province of Nova Scotia is pleased with the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans decision to maintain the total allowable catch levels for Northern Shrimp at 2018 levels.

Sportfishing Season to Open April 1

Fisheries and Aquaculture

Nova Scotians are encouraged to take advantage of the warmer weather and head to one of the province’s many waterways to enjoy the 2019 sportfishing season opening on April 1.

Nova Scotia Seafood Exports Reach New High as Premier, Minister Head to Boston Seafood Expo

Premier's Office / Fisheries and Aquaculture

As Nova Scotia marks another seafood export milestone, Premier Stephen McNeil and Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell will travel to Boston next week to join 19 Nova Scotian seafood companies at the annual Seafood Expo North America.