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Found 10 records similar to DFO’s fish health monitoring activities at BC aquaculture sites

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: Jul. 9, 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’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

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

These datasets show the general spatial distribution of commercial fishing harvest and landed values by fishery on a 1km x 1km planning grid. They aggregate key statistics around fleet specific fishing activity and catch in British Columbia (BC) within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). These gridded data describe the annual average landed weight (Rounded KGs), and landed catch values (CAD $2016) of the subject fishery over the period. The data represented were created from logbook records and matched to prices from fish slips submitted to DFO by participants of BC’s commercial fishing fleets.

Last Updated: Aug. 5, 2022
Date Published: Aug. 1, 2022
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: PDF FGDB/GDB ESRI REST CSV
Keywords:  Commercial fisheries, Fishing, Shellfish, Groundfish, Landings, Fisheries
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. All operational sites must be monitored at peak production, when the greatest environmental impact is most likely to occur. If the thresholds outlined in Aquaculture Activities Regulations are exceeded, the site must be fallowed (left empty) until further monitoring shows the seabed has sufficiently recovered.

Last Updated: Aug. 10, 2022
Date Published: May 25, 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) Conditions of Licence for finfish aquaculture include requirements to minimize harm to wild fish that swim into facilities. Facility operators must also maintain an incidental catch log, which is a record of wild fish caught at the facility during harvest and transfer events. This information is submitted to DFO and public reports are posted quarterly. The tables provided list the reported incidental catch of dead wild finfish and the year and month in which they were captured from B.C.

Last Updated: May 27, 2022
Date Published: Aug. 5, 2016
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: CSV TXT
Keywords:  Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Pacific region, Aquaculture, fish farming, salmon farming, sea lice, incidental catch, bycatch, British Columbia
Federal

Since 2006, the DFO Maritimes Biofouling Monitoring Program has conducted annual field surveys to monitor for the introduction, establishment and spread of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS ). To date, sampled species include the following:

Solitary Tunicates

i. clubbed tunicate, Styela clava (Herdman, 1881)

ii. vase tunicate, Ciona intestinalis (Linnaeus, 1776)

iii. European sea squirt, Ascidiella aspersa (Muller, 1776)

Colonial Tunicates

i. golden star tunicate Botryllus schlosseri (Pallas, 1766)

ii.

Last Updated: Jan. 15, 2020
Date Published: Oct. 23, 2018
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: PDF CSV ESRI REST
Keywords:  Aquatic Invasive Species, Marine Invertebrates, Ascidians, Tunicates, Fouling Organisms, Monitoring Network, Species Distribution, Species Abundance Data, Northwest Atlantic Ocean
Federal

Ministerial Appearance at the House of Commons Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, February 17, 2022

Last Updated: Jul. 5, 2022
Date Published: Jun. 17, 2022
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  fisheries, oceans, mandate
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

Briefing binder for the Minister’s November 24, 2020 committee of the whole appearance for the consideration of all votes under Department of Fisheries and Oceans in the Main Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021

Last Updated: Mar. 23, 2021
Date Published: Mar. 22, 2021
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  Main Estimates
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