Summary of DFO fish health inspections of BC marine finfish aquaculture sites

These figures provide a break-down of deficiencies noted during fish health inspections at marine finfish facilities throughout BC.

2016
2016 DFO Fish Health Management Plan Inspections and Salmon Aquaculture sites in BC
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2016 DFO fish health management plan inspections at salmon aquaculture sites in BC

A total of 118 HMP Inspections were completed in 2016. During 74 of those facility visits no deficiencies were observed.

A total of 3043 HMP components were scored in 2016, of these 59 deficiencies were noted.

Category of deficiency

  • Carcass retrieval protocol or record keeping needs improvement: 21
  • Current licence was not posted at facility: 1
  • Disease contingency or Mass mortality information or records needs improvement: 10
  • Fish euthanasia and/or methods not recorded: 0
  • Footbaths or sanitizers need improvement: 4
  • Husbandry or record keeping as per COL Appendix VIII-A or VIII-B needs improvement: 2
  • Lice protocol or lice records as per COL Appendix VII or VII-A needs improvement: 9
  • Mooring signage needs improvement: 6
  • Mortality assessment or classification needs improvement: 1
  • Nutritional or medicated feed protocol concerns: 0
  • Training documentation is not up-to-date: 0
  • Transfer records are not complete or up-to-date: 3
  • Visitor protocol communication needs improvement: 0
  • Water quality monitoring, equipment or record keeping needs improvement: 0
  • Wild fish mortality records need clarification: 2
2015
2015 DFO Fish Health Management Plan Inspections and Salmon Aquaculture sites in BC
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2015 DFO fish health management plan inspections at salmon aquaculture sites in BC

A total of 124 HMP inspections were completed in 2015. During 78 of those facility visits, no deficiencies were observed.

  • Deficiencies observed: 73
    • Carcass retrieval protocol or record keeping needs improvement: 23
    • Current licence was not posted at facility: 1
    • Disease contingency or Mass mortality information or records needs improvement: 0
    • Fish euthanasia and/or methods not recorded: 0
    • Footbaths or sanitizers need improvement: 3
    • Husbandry or record keeping as per COL Appendix VIII-A or VIII-B needs improvement: 3
    • Lice protocol or lice records as per COL Appendix VII or VII-A needs improvement: 6
    • Mooring signage needs improvement: 10
    • Mortality assessment or classification needs improvement: 0
    • Nutritional or medicated feed protocol concerns: 3
    • Training documentation is not up-to-date: 5
    • Transfer records are not complete or up-to-date: 3
    • Visitor protocol communication needs improvement: 0
    • Water quality monitoring, equipment or record keeping needs improvement: 0
    • Wild fish mortality records need clarification: 0
2014
2014 DFO Fish Health Management Plan Inspections and Salmon Aquaculture sites in BC
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2014 DFO fish health management plan inspections at salmon aquaculture sites in BC

A total of 114 HMP inspections were completed in 2014. During 70 of those facility visits, no deficiencies were observed.

  • Deficiencies observed: 74
    • Carcass retrieval protocol or record keeping needs improvement: 23
    • Current licence was not posted at facility: 0
    • Disease contingency or Mass mortality information or records needs improvement: 0
    • Fish euthanasia and/or methods not recorded: 0
    • Footbaths or sanitizers need improvement: 11
    • Husbandry or record keeping as per COL Appendix VIII-A or VIII-B needs improvement: 3
    • Lice protocol or lice records as per COL Appendix VII or VII-A needs improvement: 19
    • Mooring signage needs improvement: 6
    • Mortality assessment or classification needs improvement: 0
    • Nutritional or medicated feed protocol concerns: 1
    • Training documentation is not up-to-date: 5
    • Transfer records are not complete or up-to-date: 4
    • Visitor protocol communication needs improvement: 2
    • Water quality monitoring, equipment or record keeping needs improvement: 0
    • Wild fish mortality records need clarification: 0
2013
2013 DFO Fish Health Management Plan Inspections and Salmon Aquaculture sites in BC
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2013 DFO fish health management plan inspections at salmon aquaculture sites in BC

A total of 120 HMP inspections were completed in 2013. During 83 of those facility visits, no deficiencies were observed.

  • Deficiencies observed: 60
    • Carcass retrieval protocol or record keeping needs improvement: 4
    • Current licence was not posted at facility: 2
    • Disease contingency or Mass mortality information or records needs improvement: 0
    • Fish handling, euthanasia protocol or records: 0
    • Footbaths or sanitizers need improvement: 3
    • Husbandry or record keeping as per COL Appendix VIII-A or VIII-B needs improvement: 10
    • Lice protocol or lice records as per COL Appendix VII or VII-A needs improvement: 15
    • Mooring signage needs improvement: 7
    • Mortality assessment or classification needs improvement: 0
    • Nutritional or medicated feed protocol concerns: 3
    • Training documentation is not up-to-date: 0
    • Transfer records are not complete or up-to-date: 10
    • Visitor protocol communication needs improvement: 4
    • Water quality monitoring, equipment or record keeping needs improvement: 1
    • Wild fish mortality records need clarification: 1
2012
2012 DFO Fish Health Management Plan Inspections and Salmon Aquaculture sites in BC
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2012 DFO fish health management plan inspections at salmon aquaculture sites in BC

A total of 118 HMP inspections were completed in 2012. During 77 of those facility visits, no deficiencies were observed.

  • Deficiencies observed: 70
    • Carcass retrieval protocol or record keeping needs improvement: 10
    • Current licence was not posted at facility: 1
    • Disease contingency or Mass mortality information or records needs improvement: 1
    • Fish handling, euthanasia protocol or records: 1
    • Footbaths or sanitizers need improvement: 1
    • Husbandry or record keeping as per COL Appendix VIII-A or VIII-B needs improvement: 8
    • Lice protocol or lice records as per COL Appendix VII or VII-A needs improvement: 16
    • Mooring signage needs improvement: 8
    • Mortality assessment or classification needs improvement: 0
    • Nutritional or medicated feed protocol concerns: 1
    • Training documentation is not up-to-date: 6
    • Transfer records are not complete or up-to-date: 11
    • Visitor protocol communication needs improvement: 3
    • Water quality monitoring, equipment or record keeping needs improvement: 2
    • Wild fish mortality records need clarification: 1
2011
2011 DFO Fish Health Management Plan Inspections and Salmon Aquaculture sites in BC
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2011 DFO fish health management plan inspections at salmon aquaculture sites in BC

A total of 71 HMP inspections were completed in 2011. During 24 of those facility visits, no deficiencies were observed.

  • Deficiencies observed: 104
    • Carcass retrieval protocol or record keeping needs improvement: 10
    • Current licence was not posted at facility: 0
    • Disease contingency or Mass mortality information or records needs improvement: 2
    • Fish handling, euthanasia protocol or records: 3
    • Footbaths or sanitizers need improvement: 0
    • Husbandry or record keeping as per COL Appendix VIII-A or VIII-B needs improvement: 9
    • Lice protocol or lice records as per COL Appendix VII or VII-A needs improvement: 22
    • Mooring signage needs improvement: 22
    • Mortality assessment or classification needs improvement: 0
    • Nutritional or medicated feed protocol concerns: 2
    • Training documentation is not up-to-date: 0
    • Transfer records are not complete or up-to-date: 25
    • Visitor protocol communication needs improvement: 7
    • Water quality monitoring, equipment or record keeping needs improvement: 2
    • Wild fish mortality records need clarification: 0