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Sustainable aquaculture, licences, regulations, statistics, reporting, science and research.

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Services and information

Aquaculture in British Columbia

Licencing, environmental performance, regulations, compliance and enforcement activities in BC.

Business and licences

Licences and permits related to aquaculture operations in provinces and territories, sites and maps.

Collaboration and responsibilities

Responsibility of federal, provincial, territorial governments and industry, national and international collaboration.

Environmental management and reporting

Management measures for protecting fish health and aquatic ecosystems, environmental reports.

Farmed species profiles

Profiles of main fish and shellfish farmed in Canada (such as salmon, trout, oysters and mussels).

Regulations and policies

Laws and policies governing aquaculture activities, compliance, and regulatory reform and research.

Science and research

R&D, targeted and collaborative research, peer-reviewed processes, technologies, species research.

Statistics and reports

Statistics, facts and reports about farmed species, and the importance of the economic contribution.

What we are doing


Adopting clean technologies
R&D review 2017

Funding to help fisheries and aquaculture industries reduce the impact of their activities on the environment.

A new way forward for aquaculture

Our plan for sustainable aquaculture, latest news and activities and how you can have your say.

Policy on Remission, April 1, 2021

Learn about the service standards, exceptions, remission calculations and payment timing.

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