Sustainability Initiatives

Healthy and productive ecosystems are vital to the sustainability of aquaculture in Canada.

Informed by science, Fisheries and Oceans Canada and other government partners establish the regulations, policies and standards with which to protect the health of farmed fish and shellfish and to control the environmental effects of aquaculture operations.

Indicators to report on the health of ecosystems and aquatic animals are presently under development as part of the Aquaculture Sustainability Reporting Initiative, a collaborative activity between industry, governments, and other interested groups.

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