Regulating and monitoring British Columbia’s marine finfish aquaculture facilities 2018
Regulating and monitoring British Columbia’s marine finfish aquaculture facilities 2018
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Table of Contents
- Marine finfish aquaculture in British Columbia
- Reporting requirements
- Monitoring and audits
- What happens during a fish health audit
- How DFO inspects fish health at BC aquaculture sites
- 2018 DFO fish health management plan inspections
- Industry reported events
- Fish health
- Looking forward - 2019 and beyond
- Important web links
Marine finfish aquaculture in British Columbia
Locations of marine finfish aquaculture facilities
Marine finfish aquaculture facilities are mainly located around northern and western Vancouver Island. There are clusters of sites in several areas, such as Clayoquot Sound, the Port Hardy area, the Broughton Archipelago, and the Discovery Islands. All marine finfish aquaculture facilities with a valid licence as of December 31, 2018 are shown in the map.
Marine finfish species cultivated in BC
Most marine finfish aquaculture licences are issued for salmon, with Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) and Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) being the most commonly farmed fish in BC. Some other species, such as Sablefish (Anoplopoma fimbria), are also cultivated on a smaller scale. Atlantic Salmon is the preferred species for cold water marine finfish cultivation around the world because these fish feed well on pellets, are efficient at converting food to body mass, grow quickly, and are well adapted to the confines of a net pen.
Share of production biomass by species
- Atlantic Salmon 95.7%
- Chinook Salmon 2.7%
- Sablefish 1.6%
How fish farming is regulated in Canada
Fish farming is jointly managed among federal, provincial and territorial governments. How it’s managed varies across provinces and territories. Across Canada, fish farming is managed sustainably under the Fisheries Act. Federal partners work together to make sure fish are healthy and safe to eat.
|BC||PEI||Rest of Canada|
|Day-to-day Operations and Oversight||Federal||Federal||Provincial|
|Introductions & Transfers||Shared||Shared||Shared|
|Drugs & Pesticide Approvals||Shared||Shared||Shared|
2018 active and inactive marine finfish aquaculture sites in British Columbia
Long text version of map
2018 marine finfish aquaculture facilities in British Columbia
Coordinate system: NAD 1983 BC Environment Albers.
Produced by DFO Aquaculture Management Division.
Data: DFO licensed facilities as of December 31, 2018, active and inactive.
Map published: March 12, 2019.
This map is for information only and is not to be used for navigational purposes. For current list of licence holders, visit Aquaculture licensing in British Columbia.
|Facility reference number||Licence holder||Facility common name||Latitude||Longitude||Fish health zone||2018 production status|
|1698||Grieg Seafood BC||Ahlstrom||49.7793||-124.15395||3.1||Active|
|7714||MOWI Canada West||Alexander||52.67648||-128.57494||3.5||Active|
|1300||MOWI Canada West||Althorpe||50.47531||-125.80975||3.2||Active|
|466||MOWI Canada West||Arrow Pass||50.70973||-126.662||3.3||Fallow|
|1738||Grieg Seafood BC||Atrevida||49.65603||-126.45404||2.4||Active|
|1537||Cermaq Canada||Bare Bluff||49.32702||-125.79902||2.3||Active|
|871||Grieg Seafood BC||Barnes Bay||50.32437||-125.26039||3.2||Active|
|776||Creative Salmon Company||Baxter Islets||49.13299||-125.78289||2.3||Active|
|892||MOWI Canada West||Bell Island||50.83242||-127.52057||3.4||Active|
|377||MOWI Canada West||Bickley Bay||50.45308||-125.39642||3.2||Fallow|
|1148||Cermaq Canada||Binns Island||49.34182||-125.95328||2.3||Fallow|
|1401||Cermaq Canada||Brent Island||50.28613||-125.34917||3.2||Active|
|388||MOWI Canada West||Brougham Point||50.37192||-125.3799||3.2||Fallow|
|819||Cermaq Canada||Cecil Island||50.85123||-126.71498||3.3||Fallow|
|112||Golden Eagle Sable Fish||Centre Cove||50.01736||-127.19165||2.4||Active|
|790||MOWI Canada West||Chancellor Channel||50.41723||-125.66284||3.2||Active|
|1554||Golden Eagle Sable Fish||Charlie's Place||50.04149||-127.17617||2.4||Active|
|1376||MOWI Canada West||Cleagh Creek||50.48224||-127.73243||2.4||Fallow|
|136||Cermaq Canada||Cliff Bay||50.83433||-126.499||3.3||Fallow|
|1789||Grieg Seafood BC||Concepcion||49.65923||-126.47587||2.4||Active|
|7713||MOWI Canada West||Cougar||52.71993||-128.57432||3.5||Fallow|
|1697||Grieg Seafood BC||Culloden||49.79595||-124.10162||3.1||Active|
|458||Cermaq Canada||Cypress Harbour||50.83772||-126.66313||3.3||Active|
|733||MOWI Canada West||Cyrus Rock||50.25682||-125.2103||3.2||Fallow|
|1596||Creative Salmon Company||Dawley Pass||49.16641||-125.7686||2.3||Active|
|234||Cermaq Canada||Dixon Bay||49.40478||-126.15072||2.3||Active|
|456||Saltstream Engineering||Doctor Bay||50.2521||-124.81957||3.2||Active|
|1586||MOWI Canada West||Doctor Islets||50.65373||-126.28925||3.3||Active|
|1288||MOWI Canada West||Doyle Island||50.81456||-127.48698||3.4||Active|
|1293||MOWI Canada West||Duncan Island||50.8195||-127.55568||3.4||Active|
|138||MOWI Canada West||Dunsterville||50.14512||-125.15171||3.2||Fallow|
|244||Creative Salmon Company||Eagle Bay||49.12945||-125.71093||2.3||Fallow|
|1167||MOWI Canada West||Egerton Creek||50.48351||-125.25508||3.2||Fallow|
|1863||Grieg Seafood BC||Esperanza||49.87814||-126.76145||2.4||Active|
|1164||MOWI Canada West||Far Side||50.48576||-125.27429||3.2||Fallow|
|540||Cermaq Canada||Fortune Channel||49.23503||-125.75174||2.3||Active|
|7053||MOWI Canada West||Ghi ya||50.90078||-127.93638||3.4||Active|
|303||MOWI Canada West||Glacial Creek||50.01008||-123.90241||3.1||Active|
|821||MOWI Canada West||Glacier Falls||50.84785||-126.31921||3.3||Active|
|1702||MOWI Canada West||Goat Cove||52.78726||-128.4199||3.5||Active|
|1762||Grieg Seafood BC||Gore||49.6466||-126.43167||2.4||Active|
|1581||MOWI Canada West||Hardwicke||50.41339||-125.76974||3.2||Active|
|706||MOWI Canada West||Hardy Bay||50.73446||-127.44641||3.4||Fallow|
|1862||Grieg Seafood BC||Hecate||49.86799||-126.7573||2.4||Active|
|1158||MOWI Canada West||Hohoae Island||50.0335||-127.21019||2.4||Fallow|
|1618||MOWI Canada West||Humphrey Rock||50.69682||-126.25532||3.3||Active|
|233||Creative Salmon Company||Indian Bay||49.11916||-125.72549||2.3||Active|
|270||Omega Pacific||Jane Bay||49.00306||-125.15692||2.3||Fallow|
|1691||MOWI Canada West||Kid Bay||52.80048||-128.40111||3.5||Active|
|144||MOWI Canada West||Koskimo||50.45861||-127.88988||2.4||Active|
|408||Grieg Seafood BC||Kunechin||49.6339||-123.78337||3.1||Fallow|
|143||MOWI Canada West||Larsen Island||50.60175||-126.63284||3.3||Active|
|100||MOWI Canada West||Lees Bay||50.41063||-125.70029||3.2||Active|
|1896||MOWI Canada West||Lime Point||52.78538||-128.33133||3.5||Fallow|
|1338||MOWI Canada West||Mahatta East||50.4746||-127.78758||2.4||Active|
|1238||MOWI Canada West||Mahatta West||50.469||-127.83538||2.4||Active|
|1351||MOWI Canada West||Marsh Bay||50.90567||-127.34239||3.4||Active|
|869||Cermaq Canada||Maude Island||50.85271||-126.75743||3.3||Active|
|1419||Creative Salmon Company||McCall Islets||49.14146||-125.73122||2.3||Fallow|
|1291||Cermaq Canada||McIntyre Lake||49.30557||-125.81583||2.3||Fallow|
|467||MOWI Canada West||Midsummer||50.65784||-126.66298||3.3||Active|
|1507||Cermaq Canada||Millar Channel||49.37622||-126.09003||2.3||Active|
|1237||MOWI Canada West||Monday Rocks||50.48588||-127.87584||2.4||Active|
|1849||Grieg Seafood BC||Muchalat North||49.64394||-126.33953||2.4||Active|
|1700||Grieg Seafood BC||Muchalat South||49.64012||-126.32735||2.4||Active|
|543||Cermaq Canada||Mussel Rock||49.25925||-125.86762||2.3||Active|
|572||Grieg Seafood BC||Newcomb||49.64006||-123.65836||3.1||Fallow|
|1825||Grieg Seafood BC||Noo-la||50.60799||-126.36301||3.3||Active|
|211||MOWI Canada West||Okisollo||50.30946||-125.31618||3.2||Active|
|78||MOWI Canada West||Phillips Arm||50.48825||-125.35658||3.2||Active|
|6668||Cermaq Canada||Plover Point||49.21433||-125.76693||2.3||Active|
|141||MOWI Canada West||Port Elizabeth||50.67099||-126.47653||3.3||Active|
|1145||MOWI Canada West||Potts Bay||50.6492||-126.6182||3.3||Active|
|526||Cermaq Canada||Rant Point||49.2567||-125.84153||2.3||Active|
|1198||MOWI Canada West||Raynor||50.89253||-127.25359||3.4||Fallow|
|304||Cermaq Canada||Raza Island||50.32159||-125.00882||3.2||Active|
|547||MOWI Canada West||Read Island||50.15363||-125.14656||3.2||Fallow|
|1382||MOWI Canada West||Robertson||50.93155||-127.42258||3.4||Active|
|314||Cermaq Canada||Ross Pass||49.32437||-126.04849||2.3||Active|
|332||Grieg Seafood BC||Salten||49.61535||-123.83407||3.1||Active|
|224||Cermaq Canada||San Mateo||48.93938||-124.99239||2.3||Fallow|
|527||Cermaq Canada||Saranac Island||49.24803||-125.90671||2.3||Active|
|1059||MOWI Canada West||Sargeaunt Pass||50.67346||-126.18595||3.3||Active|
|1136||MOWI Canada West||Shaw Point||50.48527||-125.88981||3.2||Active|
|1895||MOWI Canada West||Sheep Passage||52.79609||-128.31093||3.5||Fallow|
|1350||MOWI Canada West||Shelter Bay||50.96555||-127.45345||3.4||Active|
|831||MOWI Canada West||Shelter Pass||50.88414||-127.5004||3.4||Active|
|1336||Cermaq Canada||Simmonds Point||50.87791||-126.90153||3.4||Fallow|
|728||Cermaq Canada||Sir Edmund Bay||50.83096||-126.59684||3.3||Active|
|746||Grieg Seafood BC||Site 13||49.6291||-123.84265||3.1||Active|
|412||Grieg Seafood BC||Site 9||49.64612||-123.72455||3.1||Fallow|
|380||MOWI Canada West||Sonora Point||50.42362||-125.30517||3.2||Active|
|247||Totem Sea Farm Inc.||St. Vincent Bay||49.83487||-124.05292||3.1||Fallow|
|1079||Grieg Seafood BC||Steamer||49.8868||-126.7911||2.4||Active|
|1872||Kyuquot Seafoods||Surprise Island||50.04707||-127.29662||2.4||Active|
|465||MOWI Canada West||Swanson||50.61871||-126.70473||3.3||Active|
|1299||MOWI Canada West||Thorpe Point||50.57888||-127.6087||2.4||Fallow|
|378||MOWI Canada West||Thurlow||50.40808||-125.34088||3.2||Fallow|
|7273||Grieg Seafood BC||Tsa-ya||50.61225||-126.33212||3.3||Active|
|739||MOWI Canada West||Upper Retreat||50.72183||-126.5681||3.3||Fallow|
|221||Grieg Seafood BC||Vantage||49.67226||-123.86019||3.1||Active|
|306||Cermaq Canada||Venture Point||50.30241||-125.33778||3.2||Active|
|1839||Grieg Seafood BC||Wa-kwa||50.60106||-126.34741||3.3||Active|
|7054||MOWI Canada West||Wanx talis||50.89322||-127.89568||3.4||Active|
|1899||Creative Salmon Company||Warne Island||49.12815||-125.74923||2.3||Active|
|1335||Cermaq Canada||Wehlis Bay||50.8641||-126.92374||3.4||Fallow|
|1472||Cermaq Canada||West Side||49.27928||-125.83065||2.3||Fallow|
|820||MOWI Canada West||Wicklow Point||50.78659||-126.69153||3.3||Active|
|1705||Grieg Seafood BC||Williamson||49.65623||-126.42849||2.4||Active|
|216||Yellow Island Aquaculture||Yellow Island||50.13274||-125.33268||3.2||Active|
|769||MOWI Canada West||Young Pass||50.35014||-125.34217||3.2||Fallow|
Under the Pacific Aquaculture Regulations, licence holders are required to submit to DFO reports that fall into two broad categories: scheduled reports and event-based reports. All reports are reviewed by DFO to validate content to ensure that they contain all elements required by the licence conditions, and to determine if they were submitted on time. When a report contains only minor administrative omissions or errors and the licence holder corrects these in a timely manner, the reports may be considered complete and on time.
2018 Scheduled reports submitted to DFO
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|Report||On time and complete||Late|
|Mortality by category||26||2|
|Sea lice counts||35||1|
2018 Event based reports submitted to DFO
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|Report||On time and complete||Late|
|Containment array plans||8||4|
|Fish health events||37||7|
|Sea lice over threshold||3||6|
Monitoring and audits
What happens during a fish health audit
Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) requires operators of marine salmon farms to follow strict measures to keep fish healthy and conducts routine, random site inspections to ensure compliance.
In BC, farm operators must follow a DFO-approved Health Management Plan (HMP). This plan outlines how the farm will manage biosecurity, water quality, medication treatment and other measures to maximize fish welfare. Industry must monitor the health of their fish and report their findings to DFO.
- Sampling and observation: A team of 2 or 3 DFO biologists spend about 4 hours on each site. Auditors observe fish in each pen, noting any behaviour or signs that might indicate poor health, such as slow swimming or visible abnormalities. They then select up to 10 recently deceased fish (called “silvers”) for sampling.
- Tissue collection: Tissue samples are taken on site and then sent to a laboratory accredited by the Standards Council of Canada and the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians.
- Lab analysis: The lab analyzes samples for specific viruses and health conditions of concern, including infectious salmon anaemia virus (ISA), Infectious Hematopoietic Necrosis virus (IHNv), and heart and skeletal muscle inflammation (HSMI).
- Review and publish results: Results are reviewed by DFO veterinarians and reported on DFO’s website
Certain serious infectious diseases, such as ISA and IHNv, are listed under the Health of Animals Act. If found, they must be reported immediately to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, which investigates and develops a plan to prevent the disease from spreading.
How DFO inspects fish health at BC aquaculture sites
Auditors use a checklist of 60 items to ensure a farm is operating as licensed and following its HMP. Any deficiencies are noted and reviewed with the farm operator so that improvements can be made. Results are also reported publicly on DFO’s website.
- Fish behaviour and health are monitored
- Water quality is monitored routinely and can be addressed if needed
- Biosecurity protocols such as equipment disinfection, visitor restriction and the use of footbaths, are followed
- Collection & classification of deceased fish is frequent and acceptable
- Feed, nutrition & medication records are complete and uptodate
Results are reviewed by DFO veterinarians and reported on DFO’s website
2018 DFO fish health management plan inspections
This figure summarizes the 35 deficiencies observed during Fish Health Management Plan inspections by DFO in 2018. A total of 120 Health Management Plan (HMP) inspections were completed.
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- Carcass retrieval protocol or record keeping needs improvement (3)
- Disease contingency or Mass mortality information or records needs improvement (3)
- Husbandry or record keeping as per Conditions of Licence Appendix VIII-A or VIII-B needs improvement (4)
- Lice protocol or lice records as per Conditions of Licence Appendix VII or VII-A needs improvement (17)
- Mooring signage needs improvement (3)
- Nutritional or medicated feed protocol concerns (1)
- Transfer records are not complete or up-to-date (2)
- Wild fish mortality records needs clarification (2)
Industry reported events
2018 Mortality events
This figure summarizes mortality events as reported by industry for active facilities in 2018.
A mortality event occurs if the amount of dead fish at a marine finfish aquaculture facility exceeds thresholds outlined in conditions of licence.
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2018 Fish health events
This figure summarizes fish health events as reported by industry for active facilities.
A fish health event is any suspected or active disease that occurs within an aquaculture facility that requires the involvement of a veterinarian and warrants mitigation measures.
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Minimizing the sea lice levels on farms through mandatory monitoring, mitigation, treatment and reporting, as well as DFO audits/inspections to ensure compliance are critical components of sustainable aquaculture management. DFO assesses sea lice abundance in farmed salmon and verifies the accuracy of industry submitted data. This provides DFO with timely information regarding the operational performance and compliance of aquaculture facilities.
Licence holders must count sea lice at active Atlantic Salmon facilities throughout the year. Sampling for sea lice occurs monthly from July to February, and every two weeks from March 1 to June 30 when wild salmon smolts out-migrate. The licence holder must report to DFO within seven days if the average number of motile Lepeophtheirus salmonis (a species of sea lice) exceeds three sea lice per fish during the wild salmon outmigration period.
Sea lice abundance exceedances over the current threshold have been relatively rare since 2011; however, as part of an adaptive management approach, DFO is examining its current sea lice Conditions of Licence (COL) with a view to changing the conditions by 2020 to coincide with the next wild salmon outmigration window. A number of proposed enhancements to current licence conditions are being considered to align with the new approach to aquaculture and support Area Based Management and in consultation with First Nations, industry, and environmental non-governmental organizations.
2018 Sea lice over threshold by area
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|Location||Month||Under threshold||Over threshold||Did not survey|
|Vancouver Island (Northwest Coast)||March||7||3||0|
Sea lice management at BC salmon farms
Integrated pest management
SLICE® (emamectin benzoate) is a commonly used chemotherapeutant licensed for sea lice management in farmed salmonids. In BC, SLICE® resistance has emerged in some farmed Atlantic salmon populations,necessitating the development of alternative treatments to ensure lice management and prevent wide-spread resistance. Having alternative treatment options is a key feature of Integrated Pest Management and involves numerous methods of controlling and reducing sea lice in order to reduce reliance on chemotherapeutants and prevent the development of resistance. Some examples include utilizing SLICE® on a rotational basis with alternative treatments like hydrogen peroxide baths and/or mechanical sea lice removal (e.g., using a hydrolicer boat).
DFO Marine Finfish Aquaculture Sea Lice Audits in BC, 2011 to 2018
DFO audits aquaculture facilities to verify the accuracy of industry procedures and reporting. On the day of the sea lice audit, DFO and industry conduct sea lice counts on an equal number of fish. The results of DFO and industry counts are compared to determine statistical agreement. DFO also assesses industry’s counting procedures, and in cases where DFO and industry counts do not agree, the difference may be attributed to sample selection and not methodology. In these cases no follow up action is required. If the lice levels are very low then statistical comparison is not possible.
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|Year||Statistical agreement||Statistical comparison not possible||Statistical difference, methodology meets requirements||Statistical difference, follow-up action taken|
More about the monitoring and audit process
- DFO performs about 120 fish health audits each year
- On average, the industry compliance rate is 98%
- Every 3 months DFO randomly selects 25% of active* salmon farms in BC for audit
*An active farm is one that has had at least three full pens of fish for at least 30 days of a calendar quarter
Learn more at www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/aquaculture/index-eng.html
What is benthic (seabed) monitoring
Benthic means “of, or relating to, or occurring at the bottom of a body of water.” In BC, Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s (DFO’s) comprehensive benthic monitoring, auditing and regulation framework restricts the effects of fish farms on the surrounding environment.
Organic waste from fish farms, including feces and excess food, falls to the sea floor below and around aquaculture sites. In small amounts this provides food for species living below, but if too much accumulates, organisms can be smothered or the seabed altered. With time, the seabed will recover.
Soft and hard bottom sites
Benthic monitoring activities depend on the sea floor beneath the farm. In BC, the sea floor is generally defined as soft bottom or hard bottom.
These are benthic monitoring procedures that the industry must follow. DFO biologists follow these same procedures during benthic audits:
Industry-reported benthic monitoring events
Benthic monitoring data
This is a summary of the seabed sampling reports submitted in 2018. 14 site audits were conducted by DFO, and DFO’s audits indicated that 100% of results were consistent with industry-submitted reports.
|Facilities below threshold at all stations||Facilities exceeding threshold at one or more stations|
Incidental catch is any wild fish that are caught or found dead within a facility as a result of aquaculture activities such as harvesting or transfer of fish. Efforts must be made to release live fish with the least harm. All incidental catch must be recorded and reported to DFO at the end of each production cycle.
As compared to a percentage of Total Allowable Catch (TAC) in the commercial fishery, the amount of incidental catch related to aquaculture in BC is negligible. For example, the 2017 herring incidental catch represents the estimated equivalent of 0.05% of the commercial TAC for the Strait of Georgia roe herring fishery.
All reasonable measures must be taken to prevent the escape of cultured fish. If an escape occurs, licence holders must take immediate action to stop further escapes, correct the issue, and report the event. DFO staff perform regular inspections to ensure compliance with licence conditions.
- 4 escape events were recorded
- 13 fish escaped
2018 marine mammal interactions
All reasonable measures must be taken to prevent marine mammals from coming into conflict with facility infrastructure and cultured fish. Interactions that result in the death or release of a marine mammal must be reported within 24 hours of discovery. DFO staff perform regular inspections to ensure compliance with licence conditions.
- 2 California sea lions drowned
- 1 Harbour seal drowned
- 1 Humpback whale was released
Looking forward - 2019 and beyond
Area based management
Fisheries and Oceans Canada is proposing that Federal, Provincial and Indigenous authorities work together along with the aquaculture industry, to adopt a more collaborative and “area-based” approach to the planning and management of aquaculture. This area based approach to aquaculture ensures planning and management occur at the best geographic scale, in partnership with Indigenous groups, governments, and the aquaculture industry.
The aim will be to first pilot test this approach in B.C. and then eventually in other parts of Canada, if successful.
Study on the state of salmon aquaculture technology
The Government of Canada is committed to advancing innovation in aquaculture to support sustainable growth of the sector. The government is embarking on a study that will look at the economic feasibility of different aquaculture production technologies, along with their environmental impact. The Study on the State of Salmon Aquaculture Technology will allow a full examination of alternative technologies for salmon aquaculture to enable the sustainable economic growth of the sector.
Aquaculture regulatory reform
As part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to modernize regulatory frameworks, DFO is proposing to develop a comprehensive set of aquaculture-specific regulations, which would simplify and streamline existing regulatory requirements for aquaculture in Canada by consolidating all federal aquaculture regulations into one.
The proposed regulations would include amending existing regulatory provisions, as well as additional improvements to further enhance regulatory oversight and transparency. Subsequent to this initiative, the Department plans to work with our provincial partners to develop a set of national aquaculture standards.
The Government of Canada is committed to following the precautionary approach, which recognizes that the absence of full scientific certainty shall not be used as a reason for postponing decisions where there is a risk of serious or irreversible harm.
The Department has developed an interim policy entitled Framework for Aquaculture Risk Management (FARM) to provide a consistent, predictable process for aquaculture risk management that ensures wild fish and their habitats are protected. This risk-management framework also explains how a precautionary approach for aquaculture decision-making is to be implemented.
An interim Framework on the Transfer of Live Fish has also been developed, providing guidance on the authorization of the movement of fish in marine environments and what, if any, additional mitigation measures are needed to protect wild stocks. The interim framework sets out a process for assessing the impact of transfers on wild fish and determining if testing for pathogens is warranted.
Both documents are currently open for public consultation until August 2, 2019. More detail can be accessed online at the below addresses:
Important web links
- DFO aquaculture page
- DFO aquaculture page
- BCARP Public Report directory
- Aquaculture public reporting
- Aquaculture regulations and compliance
(Pacific Region-annual compliance report, IGMF, IMAPs)
- Aquaculture licensing
(info on user fees, CoLs, report on applications and decisions, siting guidelines)
- Aquaculture maps
(facility locations, Fish Health zones, transfer zones)
- CFIA reportable diseases
Links to DFO aquaculture public reports
- National Aquaculture Public Reporting Data
- Average monthly mortality of cultured salmon at British Columbia aquaculture site
- Carcass classification of cultured salmon at British Columbia aquaculture sites by facility
- Carcass classification of cultured salmon at British Columbia aquaculture sites by fish health zone
- DFO’s fish health monitoring activities at British Columbia aquaculture sites
- Summary of DFO fish health inspections of British Columbia marine finfish aquaculture sites
- DFO marine finfish aquaculture audit activities in British Columbia
- Fish health events at British Columbia marine finfish aquaculture sites
- Mortality events at BC marine finfish aquaculture sites
- Results of DFO fish health audits of British Columbian marine finfish aquaculture sites, by facility
- Industry sea lice counts at British Columbia marine finfish aquaculture sites
- DFO sea lice audits of British Columbia marine finfish aquaculture sites
- Average number of lice per fish on British Columbia salmon farms
- Antibacterial use vs. Atlantic Salmon Production in British Columbia
- Use of in-Feed Anti-lice Therapeutants in British Columbia
- Results of DFO benthic audits of British Columbia marine finfish aquaculture sites
- Results of industry benthic monitoring of British Columbia marine finfish aquaculture sites
- Benthic performance at marine finfish aquaculture sites in British Columbia
- Incidental catch at British Columbia marine finfish aquaculture sites
- Marine mammal fatalities at marine finfish aquaculture facilities in British Columbia
- Marine mammal interactions at British Columbia marine finfish aquaculture sites
- Use of lights at BC marine finfish aquaculture sites (discontinued)
- Escapes of cultured marine finfish from BC aquaculture sites
- Monitoring of Atlantic salmon escapes (under the Atlantic Salmon Watch Program)
- Managing transfers and fish health at British Columbia salmon farms
- Regulating and monitoring British Columbia’s marine finfish aquaculture facilities:
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