News releases from Fisheries and Aquaculture (Page 1)

Investment to Redevelop Oyster Industry in Bras d’Or Lake

Fisheries and Aquaculture

An investment of more than $2 million by the Province and the federal government will support the redevelopment of the oyster industry in the Bras d’Or Lake by addressing the spread of a devastating parasite and providing oyster seed.

Sportfishing Season Opens April 1

Fisheries and Aquaculture

Nova Scotians can enjoy sportfishing on one of the province’s many waterways when the 2022 season opens Friday, April 1.

Seafood Certification Promotes Nova Scotia Companies to World Markets

Fisheries and Aquaculture

Seven Nova Scotian seafood companies are sharpening their competitive edge by certifying under the Nova Scotia Seafood Quality Program, with more encouraged to sign up.

Safety Top of Mind as Lobster Season Starts in Southwestern Nova Scotia

Labour, Skills and Immigration / Fisheries and Aquaculture

Lobster fishing crews in southwestern Nova Scotia are reminded to make safety a priority and follow rules and guidelines as they begin their fishing season.

Priorité à la sécurité en ce début de saison de la pêche au homard dans le sud-ouest de la Nouvelle-Écosse

Fisheries and Aquaculture / Labour, Skills and Immigration

On rappelle aux équipes de pêche au homard dans le sud-ouest de la province que leur sécurité doit être leur priorité et qu’elles doivent suivre les règles et les lignes directrices en ce début de saison de la pêche.

Amendments to Fisheries and Coastal Resources Act

Fisheries and Aquaculture

Changes to the Fisheries and Coastal Resources Act introduced today, October 19, will increase the size of the Nova Scotia Aquaculture Review Board from three members to up to 10 to ensure the availability of board members for meetings and hearings.

Investments in Fish and Seafood Sector Support Economy

Fisheries and Aquaculture

The province and the Government of Canada are providing more than $13 million to support value-added seafood processing and assist harvesters with updated technology, equipment and processes to improve the holding, handling and processing of lobsters.

New Certification for Increased Seafood Quality Standards

Fisheries and Aquaculture

Nova Scotia seafood companies with high-quality products are encouraged to apply for a new certification that will give them a competitive advantage in global markets.

Atlantic Provinces Ready For Aquaculture Growth

Fisheries and Aquaculture

Aquaculture is an important economic driver for rural, coastal and Indigenous communities, and Atlantic Canada is well positioned to increase aquaculture production as global demand for sustainably sourced seafood grows.

Sportfishing Season Opens April 1

Fisheries and Aquaculture

The 2021 sportfishing season opens April 1, and Nova Scotians are encouraged to enjoy sportfishing on one of the province’s many waterways.

Fishery Funding Supports Quality, COVID-19 Protections

Fisheries and Aquaculture

Nova Scotia’s fish and seafood industry supports about 18,000 direct jobs and was last valued at $2.3 billion, representing 38 per cent of the province’s exports.

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

COVID - 19 / Fisheries and Aquaculture

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.