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Catch Certification Program

Canada's Catch Certification Program was created in response to the European Union's Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated fishing regulation implemented January 1, 2010. It requires that fish exports to the EU are accompanied by a catch certificate issued in the country of origin. Since its inception, the Program's scope has expanded to include certification schemes for Chile, Japan, and Ukraine.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada is responsible for the administration of Canada’s Catch Certification Program.

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The program consists of the following elements:

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