Fisheries Act Changes to Strengthen Aquaculture Regulation

The Fish Site –

Changes to the Fisheries and Coastal Resources Act, which came into force yesterday, 21 April, signal a more transparent and rigorous approach to regulating aquaculture in Nova Scotia.

“Today we’re beginning the process to implement the advice we received in the recent Doelle Lahey report,” said Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell.

“We need stronger oversight and to release information more proactively, and this is the first step to make that a reality and build trust between the public, government and the industry.

“It will take time to have the system totally in place, but this is an important step in establishing a world-class regulatory framework for aquaculture development in Nova Scotia.”

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