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Lions' Gate Fisheries Ltd. Fined $30,000.00 for Offences Under the Fish Inspection Regulations

June 27, 2016, Ottawa: On June 8, 2016, in Surrey Provincial Court, Lions' Gate Fisheries Ltd. pleaded guilty to one count each of contravening subsections 15(9)(a) and 15(9)(b) of the Fish Inspection Regulations. Lions' Gate Fisheries Ltd. was ordered to pay a $30,000.00 fine.

Subsection 15(9) of the Fish Inspection Regulations indicates that an operator of a registered establishment shall comply with all the applicable provisions of the Fish Inspection Act and its Regulations, and implement and comply with a quality management program.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) investigation determined that, on September 22, 2014, in Delta, British Columbia, Lions' Gate Fisheries Ltd. dressed salmon outside the designated area, and stored and processed fish offal in an improper manner.

The CFIA is responsible for administering and enforcing federal legislation, acts and regulations, including the Fish Inspection Act and Regulations.

The CFIA is dedicated to safeguarding food, animal, and plant health, which enhances the health and well-being of Canada's people, environment, and economy.

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