**** FISHERIES/AQUACULTURE Media Release
Free Fishing June 6 and 7
Nova Scotians are encouraged to try sportfishing during the annual Nova Scotia Sportfishing Weekend, June 6 and June 7.
Anglers can fish without a general fishing licence on those dates. All bag limits and other regulations still apply.
Anglers must also take precautions to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Gatherings of more than 10 people are not permitted and people must follow social distancing guidelines, maintain a physical distance of two metres or six feet from those not in your household or family household bubble.
“This event is a great opportunity for Nova Scotians young and old to get out and try their hand at fishing,” said Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Keith Colwell. “Since the season began on May 1, we have seen a tremendous interest in sportfishing as an activity the whole family can enjoy.”
All anglers are reminded to always put safety first and to use floatation devices when on the water.
— last year, more than 67,000 people participated in sportfishing, making it one of the province’s most popular outdoor sports
— sportfishing contributes about $66 million to Nova Scotia’s economy each year
Information on sport fishing in Nova Scotia can be found at: http://novascotia.ca/fish/sportfishing/