Surety 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.

1. All types of leases (listed above) registered with the Province of Nova Scotia (NSDFA) require a 
registered surety 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 surety bond program may be processed online at, or 
by fax at 902-422-6248.
4. Surety Bond Renewals are due each year on or before March 31st.
5. For new surety 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 and proceed to “check out”.

How to Apply

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