Acts and Regulations

2022-30 - Aquaculture Products Health and Welfare

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Current to 1 January 2024
under the
Aquaculture Act
(O.C. 2022-135)
Filed June 10, 2022
Under subsection 90(1) of the Aquaculture Act, the Lieutenant-Governor in Council makes the following Regulation: 
1This Regulation may be cited as the Aquaculture Products Health and Welfare RegulationAquaculture Act.
2The following definitions apply in this Regulation.
“Act” means the Aquaculture Act.(Loi)
“failure of containment structures” means the escape of 50 or more finfish from a site. (défaillance des structures de confinement)
“mortality event” means, in relation to a site, unexpected death that qualifies as a mortality event referred to in section 59 of the Act, and more particularly(épisode de mortalité)
(a) in the case of shellfish, mortality exceeds 15% of stock over a 12-month period, or
(b) in the case of finfish, mortality exceeds
(i) 2% of stock over a period of 24 hours, or
(ii) 5% of stock in a period of five days.
Form of report
3A report made under section 56 or 59 of the Act shall be made either directly, on a form provided by the Chief Veterinary Officer, or indirectly, through a third party database.
Reporting failure of containment structures
4For the purposes of section 56 of the Act, the reporting of a failure of containment structures at a site shall be made in accordance with the Code of Containment for Finfish Aquaculture in New Brunswick (2nd edition, 2021), published by Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association.
Timing of report
5(1)For the purposes of subsection 59(3) of the Act, a report made in respect of a reportable condition shall be delivered as follows:
(a) for those reportable conditions listed in Part 1 of Schedule A – within 24 hours after identification;
(b) for those reportable conditions listed in Part 2 of Schedule A – within 48 hours after identification;
(c) for those reportable conditions listed in Part 3 of Schedule A – within 24 hours after identification and each year after the initial report;
(d) for those reportable conditions listed in Part 4 of Schedule A – within one month after identification; and
(e) for those reportable conditions listed in Part 5 of Schedule A – within one year after identification.
5(2)A report of a mortality event shall be made within 24 hours after identification.
6This Regulation comes into force on July 1, 2022.
List of Reportable Conditions
Part 1
Finfish Hazards
Epizootic haematopoietic necrosis (EHNv)
Infectious pancreatic necrosis (IPN)
Heart and skeletal muscle inflammation (HSMI)
Infectious haematopoietic necrosis (IHN)
Viral haemorrhagic septicaemia (VHS)
Viral encephalopathy and retinopathy (Nodavirus)
Oncorhynchus masou virus
Gyrodactylus salaris
Infectious salmon anaemia (ISA)
Whirling disease (Myxobolus cerebralis)
Spring viraemia of carp
Epizootic ulcerative syndrome
Koi herpesvirus disease
Channel catfish virus disease
Enteric septicaemia of catfish
White sturgeon iridoviral disease
Red sea bream iridoviral disease
Ceratomyxa shasta
Streptococcus iniae
Shellfish Hazards
Marteilia refringens
Perkinsus marinus
Perkinsus olseni
Haplosporidium nelsoni (MSX)
Mikrocytos mackini
Marteilioides chungmuensis
Brown ring disease (Vibrio tapetis)
Bonamia ostreae
Bonamia exitiosa
Haplosporidium costale (SSO)
Bonamia roughleyi
Marteilia sydneyi
Abalone viral mortality
Part 2
Finfish Hazards
Lepeophtheirus salmonis
Caligus elongatus
Part 3
Shellfish Hazards
Clubbed tunicate (Styela clava)
Vase tunicate (Ciona intestinalis)
Golden star tunicate (Botryllus schlosseri)
Violet tunicate (Botrylloides violaceus)
Didemnum (Didemnum vexillum)
European green crab (Carcinus maenas)
Chinese mitten crab (Eriocheir sinensis)
Malpeque disease
Part 4
Finfish Hazards
Bacterial kidney disease (Renibacterium
Enteric red mouth disease (Yersinia ruckeri)
Furunculosis (Aeromonas)
Part 5
Finfish Hazards
Salmincola spp
Lymphocystis spp
Cold water disease
Columnaris disease
Shellfish Hazards
QPX (quahog parasite unknown)
N.B. This Regulation is consolidated to June 10, 2022.