NOTICE: Please note that the office of the Nova Scotia Aquaculture Review Board will be closed temporarily as part of the COVID-19 response.

There are no applications before the Nova Scotia Aquaculture Review Board and therefore no scheduled hearings that will be impacted by the temporary closure of the office.  The closure includes a temporary suspension on accepting applications from the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture that would trigger the regulated process requiring a public hearing.

These actions are being taken as a response to public health directives and will be re-evaluated as the situation evolves.

A notice will be posted to the NSARB website when the office has reopened.

Aquaculture Review Board

The Nova Scotia Aquaculture Review Board is an independent decision making body with a mandate to decide on aquaculture applications in marine areas for new sites, expansions to existing sites and the addition of finfish species to sites not currently approved to produce finfish.

NOTICE: Upcoming Hearings

Notices of all upcoming hearings in respect to aquaculture application(s) within Nova Scotia. 

Recent Decisions

View the list of recent Decisions issued by the Aquaculture Review Board.

How To Participate

Rules and regulations for public participation in matters brought before the Aquaculture Review Board.