Marine finfish aquaculture licence under the Fisheries Act - Appendix IV-A Carcass Management Plan (for marine non-salmonids)

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Monitoring fish health, disease and mortality

[Corporate entity name]’s live fish are monitored at least once daily for any unusual behaviour, visible lesions or other signs of illness. Changes in behaviour and physical condition are reported to management or fish health staff. Water quality is also routinely monitored as per Standard Operating Procedure (SOP).

Carcass collection

Mortality is natural in all populations. All efforts are made by [corporate entity name] to minimize infection and disease within a containment array. Optimal hygiene, disinfection, carcass collection and containment helps to maintain population health. Carcasses are collected, classified, and recorded on a routine and frequent basis to minimize the potential spread of pathogens and to minimize the attraction of predators. If mass mortality arises, it is managed according to licence conditions and its specific SOP.

Refer to proprietary SOPs in Section(s) ____ of [corporate entity name’s] SOP manual or Best Management Practices.

Carcass classification

Carcasses are examined for obvious cause(s) of mortality and/or signs of disease. Presumed classifications of mortality are assigned and recorded as follows, and the Fish Health Management Team of [corporate entity name] is notified of any unusual counts or types of lesions / mortality:

Diagnostic sampling is conducted as per [corporate entity name]’s procedures, or upon instruction by the Veterinarian, the Fish Health Management Team, or the Department (DFO-AMD), and recorded and reported as per licence.

Refer to proprietary SOPs in Section(s) ____ of [corporate entity name’s] SOP manual or Best Management Practices.