Fish Health Protection Regulations

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Fish Health Protection Regulations

Regulations Respecting the Protection of Health of FishShort Title

1 These Regulations may be cited as the Fish Health Protection Regulations.


2 In these Regulations,

approved means approved by the Minister; (approuvé)
certificate[Repealed, SOR/2011-300, s. 1]
cultured fish
cultured fish means a fish listed in Schedule I that is propagated by man in a fish culture facility and includes the eggs of such fish; (poisson d’élevage)
fish health official
fish health official means a person approved to inspect fish and fish sources for the purposes of these Regulations; (inspecteur sanitaire des poissons)
import[Repealed, SOR/2011-300, s. 1]
import permit
import permit[Repealed, SOR/2011-300, s. 1]
local fish health officer
local fish health officer means a person approved as a local fish health officer in charge of the administration and enforcement of these Regulations; (agent local de protection de la santé du poisson)
Minister means the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans; (ministre)
wild fish
wild fish means a fish that is listed in Schedule I and includes the eggs of that fish, but does not include a fish that is propagated by man in a fish culture facility. (poisson sauvage)

SOR/2011-300, s. 1.
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3 (1) Subject to subsection (2), a person must not carry cultured or wild fish from one province to any other province without an interprovincial carrying permit.
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to eviscerated cultured fish.

SOR/92-196, s. 1;
SOR/2011-300, s. 2.

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4 Subject to section 5, a local fish health officer for a province may issue, to a person who applies for one, an interprovincial carrying permit that authorizes the person to carry cultured or wild fish into that province.

SOR/97-392, s. 1(E);
SOR/2011-300, s. 3.

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5 An interprovincial carrying permit must not be issued unless the person who applies for the permit has obtained a certificate and

(a) the certificate indicates that no disease or disease agent listed in Schedules II to IV was detected; or
(b) the local fish health officer for a province is satisfied that none of the detected diseases or disease agents indicated on the certificate will be harmful to the conservation and protection of fish in that province.

SOR/97-392, s. 2;
SOR/2011-300, s. 4.

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6 A certificate required pursuant to section 5 is issued by a fish health official and

(a) certifies that the source of the fish was inspected in the approved manner; and
(b) indicates which, if any, of the diseases or disease agents listed in Schedules II to IV were detected during the inspection or inspections, as the case may be.

SOR/97-392, s. 2.

SCHEDULE I(Section 2)Fish

All species and hybrids derived from species of fish belonging to the family Salmonidae, including the following genera:

Pacific salmon

Oncorhynchus spp

Danube salmon and Taimens

Hucho spp

Atlantic salmon

Salmo spp


Salmo spp


Salvelinus spp


Thymallus spp


Brachymystax spp


Stenodus spp


Coregonus spp


Prosopium spp


Plecoglossus spp

SCHEDULE II(Section 6)Diseases or Disease Agents Found in Live Fish or Their Source

1 Any filterable replicating agent capable of causing cytopathic effects in the cell lines of fish specified by the Minister, including but not limited to

(a) Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (Egtved) (Egtved virus, VHSV)
(b) Infectious Hematopoietic Necrosis (IHNV)
(c) Infectious Pancreatic Necrosis (IPNV)

2 Whirling Disease (Myxobolus cerebralis)
3 Ceratomyxosis (Ceratomyxa shasta)
4 Furunculosis (Aeromonas salmonicida)
5 [Revoked, SOR/87-645, s. 1]
6 Enteric Redmouth Disease (Yersinia ruckeri)

SOR/87-645, s. 1;
SOR/92-196, s. 2;
SOR/97-392, s. 3.

SCHEDULE III(Section 6)Diseases or Disease Agents Found in Dead Fish or Their Source

1 Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (Egtved) (Egtved virus, VHSV)
2 Whirling Disease (Myxobolus cerebralis)

SOR/92-196, s. 3.

SCHEDULE IV(Sections 5 and 6)Diseases or Disease Agents Found in Live Fish or Their Source

1 Myxobacterial infections
2 Motile Aeromonad Septicemia (Motile Aeromonas sp)
3 Pseudomonad Septicemia (Pseudomonas spp)
4 Vibriosis (Vibrio spp)
5 Bacterial Kidney Disease (Renibacterium salmoninarum)

SOR/87-645, s. 2.