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Catch certification for exporters of fish and seafood products to meet international regulatory requirements (e.g. European Union Council Regulation no. 1005/2008)

Service standards

Performance target

Meet the targets 90% of the time.

Performance results

Performance results
Standards Target 2017 2018 2019
Registration requests will be responded to within 10 business days 90% 100% 100% 100%
Grouping requests will be responded to within 10 business days 90% 100% 100% 100%
Priority catch certificates (fresh and/or exported on application date) will be issued within 2 hours 90% 100% 93.36% 99.92%
Catch certificates (processed products exported after application date) will be issued within 48 hours 90% 100% 100% 99.94%

Applying for certification

The application, validation and issuance of catch certificates is managed through the web-based, Fisheries Certificate System.

Program information is available here.

Contact information

Toll Free In North America: 1-888-641-6464
Email: CCO-BCC_Info@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Mail: Operations Centre, P.O. Box 99, Tignish, PE C0B 2B0
Telephone: (902) 775-7103

Service feedback

Catch Certification Program: 1-888-641-6464
Email: CCO-BCC_Info@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

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