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Country profileCanada: Aquaculture Activities Regulations (SOR/2015-177).

Date of text: 29 June 2015.
Type of text: Regulation

Available web site: www.canada.justice.gc.ca
Full text available (English): can151603.pdf

  • Fisheries Act (R.S.C. 1985, c. F-14). - 05 April 2016
  • [LEX-FAOC001077]

    Comments: The present Regulations are current to 9 January 2016.

    The present Regulations are made under the Fisheries Act. In particular, the Regulations – developed by Fisheries and Oceans Canada - are intended to clarify conditions under which aquaculture operators may treat their fish and deposit organic matter, while ensuring the protection of fish and fish habitat and sector sustainability. The Regulations are designed to align with policies and regulatory regimes that already exist in provincial and other federal jurisdictions through codification of these measures, while providing further clarification with the addition of AAR-specific conditions. The Regulations will also increase operational certainty across Canada, improve environmental protection, and increase reporting with the intention of strengthening public confidence. The text - consisting of 18 sections – deals, inter alia, with the following aspects: interpretation, deleterious substances, deposit, conditions, report, Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

    Descriptors (Fisheries): marine fisheries; aquaculture; mariculture; marine fishes; fish disease; data collection/reporting; enforcement/compliance; animal feed/feedstuffs

    FAOLEX No: LEX-FAOC151603