Fish Inspection Regulations (C.R.C., c. 802)

Regulations are current to 2017-11-20 and last amended on 2015-04-01. Previous Versions

SCHEDULE V(Sections 20 and 21)Requirements for Conveyances and Equipment Used for Unloading, Handling, Holding and Transporting Fresh Fish

  • 1 Forks, pumps, tools or other equipment and practices that pierce, tear or otherwise damage or contaminate the edible portion of fish shall not be used.

  • 2 Fish handling equipment, such as chutes, conveyors, fish washers, tables and utensils, shall be of smooth, non-absorbent, non-corrodible material, other than wood, free from cracks and crevices and so constructed as to facilitate cleaning.

    • 3 (1) Fish shall be transported in covered containers approved by the President of the Agency or enclosed vehicle bodies.

    • (2) The contact surfaces of fish storage areas in vehicles and of containers used for transporting fish shall be smooth, free from cracks and crevices and made of non-corrodible material.

    • 4 (1) The containers and vehicle bodies used to hold or transport fish shall be filled to a level no higher than 90 cm of its depth.

    • (2) The body of a vehicle used for transporting fish in bulk shall be divided at intervals of 1 m along its length.

    • 5 (1) Fish held prior to being transported shall be iced or chilled after unloading from a vessel and be protected from the sun and weather and from contamination.

    • (2) Fish shall be iced or chilled while being transported.

  • 6 Water used for unloading, washing or transporting fish shall be clean and obtained from a source approved by a fish inspection laboratory.

  • 7 Offal and other refuse shall be disposed of in a manner satisfactory to an inspector.

  • 8 Areas where fish is landed or handled and all surfaces that come into contact with fish during unloading, handling, holding and transportation shall be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition.

  • SOR/82-829, s. 6;
  • SOR/99-169, s. 12;
  • SOR/2000-184, s. 59.
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