Pacific Aquaculture Regulations (SOR/2010-270)

Regulations are current to 2015-05-11 and last amended on 2015-05-01. Previous Versions

 For the proper management and control of fisheries and the conservation and protection of fish, the Minister may specify, in addition to the conditions respecting the matters set out in subsection 22(1) of the Fishery (General) Regulations, conditions in an aquaculture licence respecting any of the following matters:

  • (a) the species and quantities of fish that are permitted to be cultivated and their place of origin;

  • (b) the age, sex, stage of development or size of fish that are permitted to be cultivated;

  • (c) the waters in which aquaculture and prescribed activities are permitted to be engaged in;

  • (d) the fish feed that is permitted to be used in aquaculture, as well as the storage of fish feed in the aquaculture facility;

  • (e) the harvesting of fish in the aquaculture facility;

  • (f) the measures that must be taken to control and monitor the presence of pathogens and pests in the aquaculture facility;

  • (g) the measures that must be taken to monitor the presence of pathogens and pests in wild fish in the waters that may be affected by the operations of the aquaculture facility;

  • (h) the measures that must be taken to minimize the escape of fish from the aquaculture facility and to catch the fish that escape;

  • (i) the catching of nuisance fish;

  • (j) the measures that must be taken to minimize the impact of the aquaculture facility’s operations on fish and fish habitat;

  • (k) the measures that must be taken to monitor the environmental impact of the aquaculture facility’s operations;

  • (l) the equipment that is permitted to be used in the operation of the aquaculture facility and the manner in which it is permitted to be used;

  • (m) the notice that must be given to the Minister before

    • (i) a substance is used to treat fish for pathogens or pests,

    • (ii) fish are transferred to the aquaculture facility, or

    • (iii) fish are harvested;

  • (n) the verification by an observer of any activity that is part of the aquaculture facility’s operations;

  • (o) the records that must be kept in relation to any matter referred to in paragraphs 61(2)(a) to (f) of the Act, including records of

    • (i) the species, quantity, age and sex of fish transferred to the aquaculture facility and the date of their transfer and harvest,

    • (ii) the species and quantity of any fish found in the aquaculture facility that were not transferred to the facility under the authority of the licence,

    • (iii) any diagnosis or treatment of a fish pathogen or pest present in the aquaculture facility, including the extent to which the pathogen or pest affects the fish in the facility,

    • (iv) any substance used to treat fish for pathogens or pests, including the quantity used and the date and method of its administration,

    • (v) the number and species of fish that die prior to harvest, and the cause of death,

    • (vi) the number and species of nuisance fish that die as a result of the aquaculture facility’s operations,

    • (vii) the inspection and maintenance of the equipment used in the operation of the aquaculture facility,

    • (viii) any major failure of the aquaculture facility’s containment structures and the quantity of any fish that escape from the facility,

    • (ix) the data collected in the monitoring of the environmental impact of the aquaculture facility’s operations, and

    • (x) the data collected in the monitoring of the health of fish in the aquaculture facility and in the waters that may be affected by its operations;

  • (p) the manner and form in which the records are to be kept, the times at which and the person to whom the records are to be produced and the period for which the records are to be retained; and

  • (q) the place and time at which and the manner by which the annual licence fee must be paid.

  • SOR/2015-96, s. 3.