Marine finfish aquaculture licence under the Fisheries Act - Appendix V-C: Stocking and fish health activity

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Further to the definition of "Fish Health Staff" 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:

  1. inventory records (including source, number, pen/container number and lot of fish at the facility);
  2. daily feed consumption and growth rate;
  3. mortality records including: collection dates, carcass classification and documentation of morbidity;
  4. signs of increased morbidity;
  5. fish health and stress monitoring observations during handling or otherwise when noteworthy activities occur such as: predation, strong currents, influx of wild fish to the facility;
  6. biosecurity-related records including: visitor log, equipment cleaning, moving, and disinfection, footbath or equipment changes;
  7. records of fish health-related activity including: medications, lice counts, sorts, splits, fish health or veterinary inspection dates;
  8. records of mortality events, infectious outbreaks, urgent health-reporting;
  9. daily water quality records;
  10. records of non-therapeutic mitigative actions taken to prevent or mitigate disease such as: withholding feed due to blooms, deploying tarps and diffusers, the use of nutritional supplements, reducing densities, net changes or cleaning;
  11. records of samples collected for surveillance and diagnostic laboratory analyses related to fish health (record may reside at headquarter office);
  12. all veterinarian or fish health staff reports (at headquarter office); and
  13. records of reporting fish health information to Federal authorities (at headquarter office).