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Found 10 records similar to Incidental catch at BC marine finfish aquaculture sites

Federal

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) issues licences under Section 56 of the Fishery (General) Regulations to authorize the intentional release and transfer of live aquatic organisms into fish-bearing waters or fish-rearing facilities. The federal-provincial Introductions and Transfers Committee (ITC) reviews applications to assess risks for possible disease, ecological and genetic effects on native species and ecosystems. When issuing a licence, the ITC may also prescribe certain measures to minimize risks associated with transfer activities, such as egg disinfection or quarantine of stock. DFO regulates the aquaculture industry in British Columbia so that the introduction and transfer of fish and shellfish into and between facilities does not adversely affect local aquatic species and habitats.

Last Updated: Apr. 21, 2022
Date Published: Apr. 12, 2017
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Pacific region, Aquaculture, fish farming, shellfish, finfish, introductions and transfers, transporting fish, British Columbia
Federal

For health auditing purposes, a farm is considered active once three pens of fish have been present for 30 days, following entry of the first pen of fish at the farm. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) applies a computerized selection system to randomly select active salmon farms within the fish health zones of the British Columbia. coast. All farms within a zone are assigned a random number and a computer selection of the farms within that zone is weighted (based on the fish species and the number of “active farms” operating in that zone as a percentage of the total number of active farms in the province).

Last Updated: Apr. 21, 2022
Date Published: Nov. 17, 2016
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Pacific region, Aquaculture, fish farming, salmon farming, fish health monitoring, fish health audit, British Columbia, BC
Federal

This report provides summary fish health data collected by Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) from randomly selected licensed marine facilities culturing salmon in British Columbia (BC). Results of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) screening are provided, as well as a list of the bacterial pathogens isolated by culture, and whether a pathogen or disease has been confirmed by histopathology (microscopic examination). DFO veterinarians provide a farm-level diagnosis and identify any conditions of note based on these laboratory findings and any other information collected during the fish health audit or reported by companies as a condition of licence. The terminology used in the report’s column headings can be found in the terminology file below.

Last Updated: Aug. 20, 2022
Date Published: Mar. 9, 2018
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: CSV TXT
Keywords:  Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Pacific region, Aquaculture, fish farming, salmon farming, fish health monitoring, fish health audit, British Columbia, BC
Federal

Fisheries and Oceans Canada requires operators of active marine finfish aquaculture sites in British Columbia to monitor for benthic (seabed) impacts. The benthic monitoring program is designed to limit the location, area, and intensity of impact created by fish farms to the seabed and to support sustainable aquaculture by maintaining healthy ecosystems. In addition to the monitoring and reporting required of licence holders, DFO staff biologists conduct field audits to collect and assess sediment samples and take video of the seafloor. This information is used to determine compliance and learn more about benthic impacts during different times of the production cycle.

Last Updated: May 28, 2022
Date Published: May 26, 2022
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: CSV TXT
Keywords:  Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Pacific region, Aquaculture, fish farming, organic waste, waste, benthic, British Columbia, BC
Federal

Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s (DFO’s) Pacific Aquaculture Regulations and Conditions of Licence for aquaculture in B.C. require licence holders to take various fish escape prevention measures, including maintaining cage and nets in a manner to prevent the escape of farmed fish into the ocean as well as responding to remedy the cause of the escape as soon as possible. When there is evidence that an escape event has occurred, licence holders must report the incident to the department within 24 hours either through the Observe Record and Report Line (ORR 1-800-465-4336), or to a dedicated email mailbox, detailing the cause, time and location of the event and the species, size and number of fish involved. The licence holder must also provide fish health information about the stock, such as exposure to therapeutants.

Last Updated: Jul. 27, 2022
Date Published: Jul. 22, 2016
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: CSV TXT
Keywords:  Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Pacific region, Aquaculture, licence, fish farming, salmon farming, aquaculture escapes, British Columbia, BC
Federal

Fisheries and Oceans Canada is responsible for licensing all aquaculture facilities in British Columbia. The aquaculture licence and conditions of licence are designed to ensure the sustainable operation and development of the aquaculture industry. The following lists contain details related to currently licensed aquaculture facilities in British Columbia.

Last Updated: Sep. 15, 2022
Date Published: Mar. 24, 2017
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: XLSX CSV
Keywords:  Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Pacific region, Aquaculture, fish farming, aquaculture licensing
Federal

Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s (DFO’s) conditions of licence for marine finfish aquaculture contain monitoring and intervention requirements to minimize the potential exposure of wild and farmed fish to sea lice. The Industry Sea Lice Abundance Counts report is updated monthly. It shows which Atlantic salmon farms were actively raising fish during the month and the results of industry's monthly sea lice monitoring. Please see the Open Data page for DFO sea lice audits of BC marine finfish aquaculture sites to see data from 2011 to 2015.

Last Updated: Aug. 16, 2022
Date Published: Aug. 16, 2022
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: CSV TXT
Keywords:  Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Pacific region, Aquaculture, fish farming, salmon farming, sea lice, British Columbia, BC
Federal

Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s (DFO’s) conditions of licence for marine finfish aquaculture contain monitoring and intervention requirements to minimize the potential exposure of wild and farmed fish to sea lice. Licence holders must submit a Health Management Plan to DFO that includes sea lice management. The results of industry’s sea lice assessments of Atlantic salmon are provided to DFO monthly and posted to this website quarterly. DFO biologists and veterinarians conduct regular assessments throughout the year to verify the accuracy of licence holders’ procedures and reporting.

Last Updated: Jun. 22, 2022
Date Published: Jun. 20, 2022
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: CSV TXT
Keywords:  Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Pacific region, Aquaculture, fish farming, salmon farming, sea lice, British Columbia, BC
Federal

Mortality at salmon aquaculture facilities is closely monitored. As in any population of wild or farmed animals, there are a number of causes leading to death. While in-depth diagnostic testing takes time, carcasses are routinely assigned to a number of defined categories which can help facility operators and Fisheries and Oceans Canada staff quickly assess whether disease may be present. Facility operators report mortalities in a number of categories that describe either the cause of death or the condition of the carcass.

Last Updated: Sep. 22, 2022
Date Published: May 3, 2016
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: CSV TXT
Keywords:  Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Pacific region, Aquaculture, fish farming, salmon farming, fish health monitoring, carcass classification, British Columbia, BC
Provincial

This data set provides pesticide sample analyses results for finfish (brook and rainbow trout) and shellfish (mussels and soft shell clams) for the province’s Pesticide Monitoring Program. The sampling includes a total of nine rivers that are tested across PEI, with three of the rivers being sampled each year. Finfish are collected from the river by electrofishing or rod and reel. Shellfish are collected from the same river systems manually, as close to the finfish sampling as possible.

Last Updated: Sep. 28, 2022
Date Published: May 29, 2018
Organization: Government of Prince Edward Island
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Keywords:  pesticide, monitoring, stream, finfish, shellfish
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