Canadian Shellfish Sanitation Program
How the federal government protects Canadians from the health risks of eating contaminated shellfish.
Services and information
Fish inspection and opening and closure notices to the shellfish harvesting industry.
Guidance on weather-related closures
Who is responsible for issuing closures, when they are issued and how to prepare.
Harvesting next to wastewater treatment plants
Information on how we manage and monitor shellfish harvesting areas next to wastewater treatment plants.
Human waste containment
How to prevent human waste from contaminating shellfish harvesting areas.
Managing the harvest
Guidance including patrol policy, licensing, identification of areas and prevention of illegal harvesting.
Information, forms and links to rules for importing shellfish to Canada.
Overview and links to rules for exporting shellfish from Canada.
Marine water quality monitoring
About the program, its activities and contact information.
Guidance documents on biotoxin monitoring when harvesting shellfish.
Area survey and classification
How surveys and classification of shellfish areas identify pollution sources and protect public health.
Roles and responsibilities
Who is delivering the program, what they are doing and reference material.
Laws and regulations
Regulations and laws relevant to the harvest of bivalve shellfish.
Manual of operations
Guidance document for the Canadian Shellfish Sanitation Program.
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