Common names for prepackaged fish

Although the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) came into force on January 15, 2019, other requirements will be introduced in 2020 and 2021 based on food commodity, type of activity and business size. For more information, refer to the SFCR timelines.

(1) If fish that is in a hermetically sealed package is of a species that is set out in column 1 of the table to this section, the common name that is required to be shown on the label is any common name that is set out for that species in column 2.

(2) Despite subsection (1), in the case of minced salmon that is in a hermetically sealed package that contains mixed species, the common name that is required to be shown on the label is Minced Salmon.

Column 1 – Species Column 2 – Common name
Oncorhynchus gorbuscha Pink Salmon
Oncorhynchus keta Chum Salmon
Keta Salmon
Oncorhynchus kisutch Coho Salmon
Medium Red Coho Salmon
Oncorhynchus nerka Red Salmon
Red Sockeye Salmon
Sockeye Salmon
Oncorhynchus tshawytscha Chinook Salmon
King Salmon
Spring Salmon
Oncorhynchus mykiss Deep Sea Trout
Steelhead Salmon
Salmo salar Atlantic Salmon
Salmon
Euthynnus alletteratus Atlantic Black Skipjack
Atlantic Little Tunny
Tuna
Euthynnus lineatus Black Skipjack
Little Tunny
Tuna
Euthynnus affinis Kawakawa
Little Tuna
Tuna
Katsuwonus pelamis Skipjack
Listao
Tuna
Sarda chiliensis or Sarda lineolata Bonito
Bonito Tuna
Tuna
Thunnus alalunga Albacore
Tuna
Thunnus albacares Yellowfin Tuna
Tuna
Thunnus atlanticus Blackfin Tuna
Tuna
Thunnus maccoyii Southern Bluefin Tuna
Tuna
Thunnus obesus Bigeye Tuna
Tuna
Thunnus orientalis Oriental Tuna
Tuna
Thunnus thynnus Atlantic Bluefin Tuna
Tuna
Thunnus tonggol Tonggol Tuna
Tuna
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