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Department of Natural Resources

Crown Lands: Building on Fishing Reserve Permit

Who Needs This Permit?
Any commercial fisherman who wants to place a structure for the storage of fishing gear on Crown Lands which has been designated by the Provincial Government as a fishing reserve in Nova Scotia.

Issuing Department / Agency:
N.S. Department of Natural Resources

Where can you get this Permit and / or further information?
Central Regional Office (Truro)
Regional Director
N.S. Department of Natural Resources
664 Prince St.
(Arlington St. entrance)
Truro, NS  B2N 1G6

Tel: 902-893-6350
Fax: 902-893-5613
Western Regional Office (Lunenburg)
Regional Director
N.S. Department of Natural Resources
300 Green Street
Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0

Tel: 902-634-7557
Fax: 902-634-7577

Eastern Regional Office (Coxheath, Cape Breton)
Regional Director
N.S. Department of Natural Resources
300 Mountain Road
Sydney, NS B1L 1A9

Tel: 902-563-3370
Fax: 902-567-2535

OR

Any of the Local or Area Offices of the N.S. Department of Natural Resources.

Application Forms & Process:
Application may be made at the nearest Local or Area Office of the N.S. Department of Natural Resources.

The applicant must be recommended by the N.S. Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture.

If all requirements are met, and the application is approved, the applicant will be notified by the N.S. Department of Natural Resources, Land Administration Division (Halifax).

Waiting Period:
20 business days
Expiry & Renewal:
This permit is valid for 5 years from the date it is issued (unless cancelled or terminated).

Price:  (HST is charged)

Administration Fee: $62.22 plus applicable tax (HST)*
Annual Rent: $31.13 plus applicable tax (HST)*

*All fees are subject to change.

Related Requirements:
  1. N.S. Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, referral as to status as a Commercial Fisherman; (See Offices, N.S. Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture.)
  2. Department of Fisheries and Oceans (Canada), referral as to status as a Commercial Fisherman.
  3. Restricted fishing licence.
  4. Fishing Reserve Area.designated by Order in Council.
Additional Information:
  1. The applicant must be recommended by the N.S. Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture and be recognized as a commercial fisherman.
  2. The applicant should not incur any expenses without first contacting the N.S. Department of Natural Resources.
Legislative Authority:
Crown Lands Act, Revised Statutes of Nova Scotia, 1989, Chapter 114, Sections 16 and 39.

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