Environmental management reports for aquaculture in British Columbia

Most requested

Regulating and monitoring BC's marine finfish aquaculture facilities report

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) publishes information on the environmental and operational performance of the aquaculture industry in British Columbia (BC). Published content is part of the British Columbia Aquaculture Regulatory Program (BCARP).

Conditions of licence for each aquaculture sector state licence holders' obligations and prescribe standards and protocols for the operation of aquaculture facilities. This is in accordance with the Pacific Aquaculture Regulations, which came into effect on December 19, 2010. Information is reported by industry on a quarterly or annual basis and is generally released 3 months later. When it's possible and appropriate to inform the public on a more immediate basis, data is released as soon as possible. This is typically the case for data such as fish escapes.

All information released complies with Canada's Access to Information Act and Privacy Act. In accordance with these acts, personal information isn't reported, nor are confidential financial or commercial details.

Protecting fish health

Protecting fish health

Managing disease and parasites covers:

  • DFO marine finfish aquaculture audit activities in BC
  • the average number of lice per fish on BC salmon farms
  • DFO sea lice audits of BC marine finfish aquaculture sites
  • industry sea lice counts at BC marine finfish aquaculture sites

Reducing disease risks covers:

  • DFO marine finfish aquaculture audit activities in BC
  • DFO's fish health monitoring activities at BC aquaculture sites
  • the average monthly mortality of cultured salmon at BC aquaculture sites
  • carcass classification of cultured salmon at BC aquaculture sites by facility
  • the summary of DFO fish health inspections of BC marine finfish aquaculture sites
  • carcass classification of cultured salmon at BC aquaculture sites by fish health zone
  • the results of DFO fish health audits of BC marine finfish aquaculture sites by facility in 2014
  • the results of DFO fish health audits of BC marine finfish aquaculture sites by facility from 2011 to 2013

Treating outbreaks covers:

  • the use of in-feed anti-lice therapeutants in BC from 1996 to 2015
  • the antibacterial use vs. Atlantic salmon production in BC from 1995 to 2015
  • the reporting on reportable and notifiable eiseases to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Protecting aquatic ecosystems

Protecting aquatic ecosystems

Alteration of habitat covers:

  • the use of lights at BC marine finfish aquaculture sites

Escape prevention covers:

  • escapes of cultured marine finfish from BC aquaculture sites

Managing organic wastes covers:

  • DFO marine finfish aquaculture audit activities in BC
  • benthic performance at marine finfish aquaculture sites in BC
  • the results of DFO benthic audits of BC marine finfish aquaculture sites
  • the results of industry benthic monitoring of BC marine finfish aquaculture sites

Removal of fish, including predators covers:

  • incidental catch at BC marine finfish aquaculture sites
  • marine mammal interactions at BC marine finfish aquaculture sites
  • marine mammal fatalities at marine finfish aquaculture facilities in BC
Aquaculture licensing

Aquaculture licensing

Aquaculture licensing in BC covers:

  • licence applications and decisions
Moving live fish safely

Moving live fish safely

Reporting on introductions and transfers covers:

  • shellfish and finfish transfers to and from BC aquaculture sites