First Nations Communities

Aquaculture in Nova Scotia was first practiced by the Mi’kmaq First Nation communities, who transferred fish from one stream or pond to another to promote larger populations. This industry developed from a local food source into a profitable and dependable source of revenue. Today, many Nova Scotian First Nations communities have well-established aquaculture operations for both finfish and shellfish species. Through various research and development projects, community engagement meetings, and business development initiatives, the AANS has continued to build upon a strong relationship with Nova Scotia’s First Nations Communities.

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