Compartmentalization for international trade of aquatic animals

In Canada, premises raising aquatic animals often operate in areas where reportable and immediately notifiable diseases are known to occur naturally.

In order to facilitate trade and the certification of exports to other countries, these premises must be able to demonstrate freedom from these diseases.

Compartmentalization for international trade of aquatic animals can facilitate the export of animals from these areas. For example, premises meeting specific requirements that are accepted by Canada's trade partners can export from approved compartments.

Recognition by the CFIA as a compartment for international trade means that the premises has an aquatic animal health management system that is consistent with international standards and provides assurance of the health status of aquatic animals originating from these premises.

List of CFIA-approved compartments for international trade of aquatic animals

For more information on compartmentalization for international trade of aquatic animals and how to participate, please contact a local CFIA animal health office.

For inquiries from interested parties outside of Canada, please contact us and complete the feedback form with the subject: National Aquatic Animal Health Program.

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