Government Resources


Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) has the lead federal role in managing Canada’s fisheries and safeguarding its waters. The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG), a Special Operating Agency within DFO, is responsible for services and programs that contribute to the safety, security, and accessibility of Canada’s waterways.

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The Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture has a legislated mandate to manage, promote, support and develop the fishing, aquaculture and seafood processing industries that contribute to the economic, environmental and social prosperity of Nova Scotia’s coastal and rural communities.

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Current Operations

The Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture readily keep up to date the current Aquaculture operations in Nova Scotia. As of January 2018, there are 44 companies actively farming fish in Nova Scotia.

Click here to see current Aquaculture operations in Nova Scotia

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