Protecting aquatic ecosystems

Fish farm site selection, managing organic waste, and escape prevention.

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Selecting fish farm sites

Federal and provincial requirements for selecting a fish farm site.

Managing organic wastes

Regulations, monitoring standards and protocols for organic waste management.

Protecting wild fish and their habitat

Federal policies and regulations to minimize the impact of fish farming on wild fish and their habitat.

Escape prevention

Preventing the escape of farmed fish is a priority for industry, stakeholders and governments.

What we are doing


Improving Aquaculture Regulations

Aquaculture site

Find information about the Aquaculture Regulatory Reform in Canada and its goal to support sustainable growth in the sector while safeguarding the environment.

Species farmed in Canada

Illustration of farmed salmon

Search profiles of farmed fish and shellfish in Canada.