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

Regulations are current to 2015-08-04 and last amended on 2015-04-01. Previous Versions

SCHEDULE V(ss. 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.