Security Bond Program

BFL Canada is pleased to partner with the Aquaculture Association of Nova Scotia (AANS) to provide a surety solution to its members. AANS has led a negotiation with the Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture and Intact Canada to create a cost-effective solution for members. This proprietary program made exclusively available to AANS members provide a surety bond certificate that meets the Government of Nova Scotia’s aquaculture regulatory requirements.

Notes:
1. All types of leases (listed above) registered with the Province of Nova Scotia (NSDFA) require a 
registered security bond regardless of current usage.
2. All bond holders registered through the Aquaculture Association of Nova Scotia (AANS) must be a 
member in good standing with the AANS.
3. Registration through the AANS security bond program may be processed online at seafarmers.shop, or 
by fax at 902-422-6248.
4. Security Bond Renewals are due each year on or before March 31st.
5. For new security bond applicants, please review the instruction letter below. For members that are 
renewing bonds, you do not need to complete the application form. simply add your specific leases to 
the shopping cart on Seafarmers.shop and proceed to “check out”.

How to Apply

  1. STEP 1: Download the Security Bond Application Form , complete application form (online or by hand), print, sign and email your completed form to outreach@seafarmers.ca.
  2. STEP 2: Click the Button below to purchase your Security Bond from our products page. Note the categories are separated into shellfish and finfish.
  3. STEP 3: Purchase a Security Bond for each one of your leases held with the Province of Nova Scotia here.
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