NOVA SCOTIA ENJOYS A WEALTH OF ASSETS AND OPPORTUNITIES LINKED TO THE OCEAN, WITH AN ECONOMY THAT IS INEXTRICABLY LINKED TO OUR SEASIDE LOCATION. FROM THE TRADITIONAL FISHING INDUSTRY, TO MARINE-BASED NUTRITIONAL PRODUCTS, TO OUR SEAFARING HISTORY, OFFSHORE ENERGY AND MILITARY ESTABLISHMENTS IN OUR PROVINCE, THE OCEAN IS PART OF NOVA SCOTIA’S CULTURE, CHARM, AND COMMERCE.

It is a sector that accounts for seven per cent of our GDP and about 35,000 jobs, with significant opportunities for growth and expansion.

There are limitless ways to increase our oceans investment, tapping into a wealth of potential innovation, economic expansion and opportunities to retain our youth by attracting and developing entrepreneurial talent.