In Canada, aquaculture is a relatively new industry that has expanded rapidly over the last two decades. It is one of the fastest growing food production activities in the world. The Government of Canada recognizes the significant benefits to society associated with aquaculture and has made aquaculture development a key priority.
DFO is the lead federal department for the sustainable management of fisheries and aquaculture. Responsibility for aquaculture management and development (governance) is shared between the federal, provincial and territorial governments. We work together, with many other partners, to ensure that the legislative and regulatory framework for aquaculture is responsive to the public’s and industry’s needs.
Policy Framework for Aquaculture
DFO’s Aquaculture Action Plan