Salmonid enhancement program aquaculture licence - Part A. Definitions

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"Containment Structures"
are structures used to contain finfish for the purposes of aquaculture.
"Department"
means the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO).
"Enhancement Facility"
means an aquaculture facility under the direction of DFO, culturing Pacific salmon for the purpose of increasing their freshwater survival before their intentional release into fish habitat.
"Facility operator"
means the person who oversees the operation of the facility and who is authorized by the Department to act for the Department respecting the operation of the facility.
"Fish"
as per the Fisheries Act includes parts of fish, shellfish, crustaceans, marine animals and any parts of shellfish, crustaceans or marine animals, and the eggs, sperm, spawn, larvae, spat and juvenile stages of fish, shellfish, crustaceans and marine animals.
"Fish Habitat"
as per the Fisheries Act means spawning grounds and nursery, rearing, food supply and migration areas on which fish depend directly or indirectly in order to carry out their life processes.
"Fish Health Management Plan (FHMP)"
means a document containing all of the facility specific standard operating procedures (SOPs) that are used to manage fish health.
"Fish Health Veterinarian (FHV)"
means a veterinarian licensed in the Province of BC, on staff with the Department for the care of fish in aquaculture facilities.
"Major Mortality Event"
means a significant number of fish mortalities caused by disease, life support failure, or through intentional destruction.
"Management Plan"
means a facility-specific description of the infrastructure and mode of operation for each cultivated species and location specified on the face of the licence.
"Regional Production Plan"
means Salmonid Enhancement Program facility production targets that have been developed through the Salmonid Enhancement Program integrated production planning process and approved by the Regional Director of the Ecosystem Management Branch.
"Stock"
means a group of fish from one production cycle that are defined by the system of origin, species and run timing.