Freshwater/land-based aquaculture licence under the Fisheries Act - Appendix IX-A: Stocking and fish health activity
Further to the definition of “Fish Health Staff (or Team)” in Part A, the designated staff are considered qualified for this role if they have adequate post-secondary or on-the-job training and experience in the recognition of disease signs. Veterinarians are the only professionals qualified to make diagnoses and prescribe treatment of fish diseases.
Records of stocking and fish health activity shall include the following:
- inventory records (including source, number, location and lot of fish at the facility);
- mortality records including classification and morbidity records;
- signs of increased morbidity;
- fish health monitoring observations (routine, during handling and other activities that may cause stress);
- biosecurity-related records;
- records of fish health events;
- records of major mortality events; water quality records;
- records of mitigative actions (other than therapeutants) taken to prevent or mitigate disease;
- records of samples taken and laboratory analysis related to fish health;
- all veterinarian or fish health staff reports; and
- records of reporting fish health information to Federal authorities.
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