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

Regulations are current to 2015-06-09 and last amended on 2015-04-01. Previous Versions

 Frozen gutted Pacific Salmon shall be graded as

  • (a) “Grade A”, if it is whole, head on or head off, properly cut and cleaned and is free from all entrails, physical damage, bellyburn and signs of advances sexual maturity;

  • (b) “Standard”, if it is whole, head on or head off, properly cut and cleaned and is reasonably free from entrails, physical damage, bellyburn and signs of advanced sexual maturity; or

  • (c) “Utility”, if it is whole, head on or head off, eviscerated and not tainted, decomposed or unwholesome.

  • SOR/83-227, s. 1;
  • SOR/86-213, s. 9(E);
  • SOR/88-265, s. 6.

 Frozen gutted Pacific Salmon shall be protected from oxidation and dehydration by a glaze of ice or a tightly wrapped membrane.

  • SOR/83-227, s. 1.

Scallops

 Where scallops are shucked on a fishing vessel, the scallop meat shall be washed and held in containers of a kind approved by the President of the Agency.

  • SOR/2000-184, s. 59.

 No person shall pack, sell, export or import any unfrozen scallop meat unless that meat is packed in a container of a kind approved by the President of the Agency.

  • SOR/2000-184, s. 59.

 Sea water or three per cent brine made with fresh water obtained from a source approved by the President of the Agency shall be used for washing scallop meat.

  • SOR/2000-184, s. 59.

 No person shall pack, sell, export or import

  • (a) any unfrozen scallop meat unless the meat is free from organoleptically detectable spoilage;

  • (b) any frozen or breaded scallop meat that does not meet the requirements of these Regulations; or

  • (c) any unfrozen, frozen or breaded scallop meat unless the meat is free from pieces of roe, gut, shell particles, sand or other extraneous material.

 Despite paragraph 70(c), scallops taken from an area approved by the President of the Agency may be packed, sold, exported or imported whole in the shell or with roe attached.

  • SOR/99-169, s. 8.

Shrimp Cocktail

  •  (1) Shrimp cocktail shall be prepared from sound, cooked, peeled shrimp meat.

  • (2) No person shall export or import any container of shrimp cocktail unless the weight of the shrimp, either expressed as a percentage of the net weight of edible contents in the container or as a declaration of the total weight of shrimp in the container, is declared on the label.

  • SOR/98-2, s. 12.

Smelts

  •  (1) Unless otherwise permitted by the President of the Agency, containers of frozen Atlantic smelts shall be packed in accordance with the table to this subsection.

    TABLE

    Markings on ContainersLength of Smelts in Containers
    1.  Small size under 100 mm
    2.  Medium size 100 mm but less than 140 mm
    3.  No. 1 size 140 mm but less than 180 mm
    4.  Extra size 180 mm and over
  • (2) The length of a frozen Atlantic smelt shall be determined by measuring from the tip of the nose to the round of the tail of the smelt.

  • SOR/81-374, s. 11;
  • SOR/2000-184, s. 59.