Fish Harvesters in Nova Scotia have been discussing the concept of establishing a “professionalization” program for over 25 years. It has been a long road with a lot of challenges along the way. We have been able to keep moving forward with the support of industry and government working together for the betterment of fish harvesters.  Our goal is to establish an industry managed registration, certification and training system for fish harvesters in Nova Scotia. Below outlines timeline for establishing a program. To learn more about our history click here.

Our History

1991
General discussion on the concept

1999
Industry groups came together to further explore

2004
Validated concept with industry

2007
Industry strategy developed

2009
Validated concept via Network Coordinator Program

2012
Fish Harvesters Registration and Certification Act

2014
Development of by-laws and governance policies

2015
Developed Proposal and presented it to Fisheries and Oceans Canada

2016
Start of Implementation Plan for the Establishment of Fish Harvesters Registration and Certification Board of Nova Scotia