Infographic: 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.

Management area British Columbia Rest of Canada Prince Edward Island

Site Approval
Determining where a farm can be located

Shared

Provincial

Shared

Land Management
Overseeing the land (seabed) where a farm is located

Provincial

Provincial

Federal

Day to Day Operations & Oversight
Monitoring of farm activities

Federal

Provincial

Federal

Introductions & Transfers
Managing the planned movement of live eggs and fish

Shared

Shared

Shared

Drug and Pesticide Approvals
Determining which drugs and pesticides are approved for use

Shared

Shared

Shared

Food Safety
Monitoring and ensuring the safety and quality of fish harvested and sold in Canada and international markets.

Federal

Federal

Federal

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