Farmed Salmonids

The Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Farmed Salmonids (salmon, trout, charr) was released in 2021. 

There are various ways to view the Code:

There are a limited number of hard copies of this Code. NFACC encourages use of the electronic version and does not store hard copies. Provincial industry associations or ministries may have copies available.


Table of Contents

Section 1 Knowledge and Skills of Hatchery, Nursery, and Farm Personnel
Section 2 Rearing Systems and Units
Section 3 Husbandry Practices
Section 4 Feeding Management
Section 5 Health Management
Section 6 Euthanasia, Slaughter, and Mass Depopulation
Section 7 Transportation
Appendix A- Sample Fish Welfare Code of Conduct
Appendix B- Sample Training Log
Appendix C- Sample Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Review and Training Checklist
Appendix D- Relationship between Biodensity and Welfare Outcomes
Appendix E- Guidance on Welfare Indicators
Appendix F- Assessing Fish Behaviour during the Crowding Procedure
Appendix G- Scoring Fish Welfare Indicators
Appendix H- Troubleshooting Injuries
Appendix I- Methods of Euthanasia, Slaughter, and Mass Depopulation
Appendix J- Sample Transportation Record
Appendix K- Transport Decision Tree
Appendix L- Resources for Further Information
Appendix M- Participants
Appendix N- Summary of Code Requirements

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