DFO is responsible for providing Canadians with sustainable fisheries and sustainable aquaculture, and healthy and productive aquatic ecosystems. Consumers can be confident that Canada has a robust system and will continue to improve its management of fisheries and aquaculture operations to ensure sustainable seafood today and in the future.
Sustainable fisheries and aquaculture means the harvesting and farming of fish stocks in a manner that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
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Aquaculture is a vital and growing industry in Canada. And with this growth comes responsibility. Learn more about how we’ve fostered an aquaculture industry, with science as the backbone of everything we do, that is sustainable not just now but for future generations. Read about why sustainability matters and learn how it informs everything we do.