Catch certification for exporters of fish and seafood products to meet international regulatory requirements (eg. European Union Council Regulation no. 1005/2008)

Service standards:

  • Registration requests: 10 business days
  • Grouping requests: 10 business days
  • Catch Certificate (fresh and/or exported on application date): 2 hours
  • Catch Certificate (processed products exported after application date): 48 hours
  • Fax or mail requests: 14 day business days

Performance target:

Meet the targets 90% of the time.

Performance results:

Performance results
Standards Target 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
Registration requests will be responded to within 10 business days 90% 97% 100% 100%
Grouping requests will be responded to within 10 business days 90% 100% 100% 100%
Priority catch certificates (fresh and/or exported on application date) will be issued within 2 hours 90% 99% 99.71% 100%
Catch certificates (processed products exported after application date) will be issued within 48 hours 90% 100% 100% 100%
Fax or mail requests will be responded to within 14 business days 90% 100% 100% 100%

Applying for certification: The application, validation and issuance of catch certificates is managed through the web-based, Fisheries Certificate System at http://fcs-scp.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/FCSWeb/

Program information available at http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/ccp-pcc/index-eng.htm

Contact information:

Toll Free In North America: 1-888-641-6464
Email: CCO-BCC_Info@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Mail: Operations Centre, P.O. Box 99, Tignish, PE C0B 2B0
Telephone: (902) 775-7103

Service feedback:

Operations Manager, Operations Centre, (902) 775-7109

For more information

To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit the Canada Gazette and Consulting with Canadians websites.

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