Aquaculture Governance in Newfoundland and Labrador

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This online engagement was hosted on engageNL from August 6 to August 19, 2019.


The Aquaculture Act is the primary governance document for the aquaculture industry in Newfoundland and Labrador. It was drafted in response to a Memorandum of Understanding that was signed between the Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the Provincial Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture in 1988.

The purpose of the Aquaculture Act is to:

  • Promote prudent  and orderly aquaculture development;
  • Secure property rights for industry;
  • Minimize resource-user conflicts; and
  • Engage in co-operative decision-making.

The major areas addressed in the Aquaculture Act include:

  • Licensing;
  • Compliance and Enforcement;
  • Inspections; and
  • Fish Health.

Get Involved

The Department of Fisheries and Land Resources is seeking input about the sustainable development of our aquaculture industry from the general public.

Online Questionnaire

This questionnaire will be available online for two weeks from August 6 - 19, 2019. It should take you approximately 10 minutes to complete.

Click here to complete the questionnaire

How will your input be used?

The information we receive will be reviewed by the Department of Fisheries and Land Resources during its review and modernization of aquaculture governance in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Privacy Statement

Please do not include your name or any information that could identify you.  The collection of information is done under the authority of section 61(c) of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015, for the purpose of collecting public feedback on aquaculture development.

Any personal information will be governed in accordance with the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015 and will only be used for the purpose of informing participants of public engagement results at the end of the process.

Contact Us

If you have any questions related to this questionnaire or require an alternate format please contact the Department of Fisheries and Land Resources by e-mail at: