N.S. adopting recommendations from aquaculture advisory committee

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The Nova Scotia government says it will use recommendations from an advisory committee as a guide to improve aquaculture regulations in the province.

A report released Friday by the Nova Scotia Aquaculture Regulatory Advisory Committee makes 17 recommendations to update regulations that have been in place since 2015.

They include a call for the province to create more opportunity for public participation in the aquaculture licence application process and for the province to apply the right level of regulation to both small and large operations.

Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Steve Craig says the recommendations will help the province in its aim to support low-impact, sustainable growth in Nova Scotia's aquaculture industry.