[HALIFAX, NS] — The province is relocating its fisheries department headquarters from Halifax to the Digby-Clementsport area.
The province announced today that it will move 22 head office positions to the Digby-Clementsport area by the end of 2012. It will also move its aquaculture division, with 12 positions, to Shelburne County by the end of year.
"This initiative will see the department's headquarters and its aquaculture division relocate to two of the province's major fish harvesting, processing and aquaculture regions," said Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Sterling Belliveau. "It makes sense that a department whose purpose is to support fisheries and aquaculture be based in rural Nova Scotia where it can bring good jobs to grow the economy."
The Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture has 76 staff in 14 communities around the province.
This is one of three moves to be announced today by the Province.
Find out where the headquarters for the agriculture department is moving. Check out: http://www.ns.dailybusinessbuzz.ca/Provincial-News/2012-04-30/article-2967050/NS%3A-Truro-Bible-Hill-becomes-new-home-for-agriculture-headquarters/1