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

Regulations are current to 2014-10-15 and last amended on 2013-04-26. Previous Versions

 The President of the Agency may, upon written request,

  • (a) authorize the use of container sizes other than those referred to in subsection 55(1); and

  • (b) establish the net weight of the contents thereof.

  • SOR/2000-184, s. 59.

 Containers in which unfrozen lobster meat has been packed without the addition of pickle or brine shall be marked or labelled with the words “dry pack”.

 Containers of frozen lobster meat shall be marked or labelled with the words “Frozen Lobster Meat”.

 Where cooked lobster meat is processed for sale as unfrozen lobster meat, it shall, after being packed, be chilled immediately to, and maintained at, a temperature between 0°C and 2°C.

  • SOR/81-374, s. 9.

 Where cooked lobster meat is processed for sale as frozen lobster meat, it shall be frozen immediately after it has been packed and shall be stored at a temperature of -26°C or lower.

  • SOR/81-374, s. 9.

Oysters

 [Repealed, SOR/94-58, s. 2]

 Oysters in the shell shall be live, individual, undamaged oysters that are free from mussels, limpets, stones, mud and other extraneous material.

 Each container of Atlantic oysters in the shell shall be legibly marked in such a manner that the area from which the oysters were harvested can be determined to the satisfaction of an inspector.

 [Repealed, SOR/96-364, s. 12]

 Atlantic oysters in the shell shall be graded and packed according to the following shapes:

  • (a) “Fancy Shape”, if the length of the oyster does not exceed one and one-half times its greatest width and it is not abnormally flat, thin-lipped or malformed;

  • (b) “Choice Shape”, if the length of the oyster does not exceed one and three-quarters times its greatest width and it is not abnormally flat, thin-lipped or malformed;

  • (c) “Standard Shape”, if the length of the oyster does not exceed twice its greatest width and it is not abnormally flat, thin-lipped or malformed; or

  • (d) “Commercial Shape”, if the oyster does not meet the requirements of paragraph (a), (b) or (c).

 Each container of “Fancy Shape” and “Choice Shape” Atlantic oysters in the shell shall be

  • (a) packed with oysters varying not more than 25 mm in length; and

  • (b) legibly marked to show the minimum count of oysters contained therein.

  • SOR/81-374, s. 10.