Aquaculture Resources

About the Aquaculture Sector in Nova Scotia

  • We are a major employer – the sector in Nova Scotia employs over 877 people directly and 1550 indirectly and has over 230 businesses ranging in size from under 10 to over 100
  • We contribute greatly to the economy – Nova Scotia’s aquaculture production was valued at $90.2 million in 2020, up 10% from $82.1 million in 2019
  • We are growing – Production volume increased 24% to 12.6 million kgs in 2020 from 10.2 million kgs produced n 2019
  • We are diverse – we employ people from all nationalities and gender identities
  • We have lots of opportunities – jobs in aquaculture range from physical labour to specialized work

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