The University of Guelph’s Aquaculture Centre dives into the complex, overlapping legislative and regulatory systems affecting farmed seafood in Ontario in a new fact sheet, Aquaculture Legislation in Ontario.
The bulletin outlines both the depth and breadth of the regulatory and policy framework which is currently in place to manage the aquatic animal food production sector in the province. It covers the full suite of federal, provincial, municipal and other regulations which have jurisdictional control over various aspects of the aquaculture industry, and includes a full list of regulated species which can be grown in Ontario.
This knowledge transfer bulletin aims to help existing farmers, as well as those considering entering the sector, gain a better understanding of the operational and compliance goals that must be adhered to in order to legally own, grow and sell fish for human consumption and other purposes in Ontario.
This factsheet will also be of interest to individuals within government, NGO, academic and research institutions, who may benefit from the detailed outline of the diverse and often complex legislative tools which pertain to the aquaculture sector in this province.