Part 16 - Fish Inspection Fees

Interpretation

1.(1) The definitions in this subsection apply in this Part.

"Act" means the Fish Inspection Act. (Loi)

"Regulations" means the Fish Inspection Regulations. (Règlement)

(2) Unless otherwise provided in this Part, other words and expressions have the same meaning as in the Act and the Regulations.

Payment

2. The fees set out in items 1, 2 and 4 of Table 1 shall be paid at the time the application for an import licence or certificate of registration is submitted.

3. The fees set out in items 3, 5, 6 and 7 of Table 1 and Tables 2 and 3 shall be paid on receipt of an invoice from the Agency.

Table 1

Import Licences, Certificates of Registration, Inspection Certificates and Facility Inspections

Item Column 1
Service, Right, Product, Privilege or Use
Column 2
Fee
Fish Import Licence

1.

For the issuance of a fish import licence under subsection 6.1(1) of the Regulations $500
quality management program import licence

2.

For the issuance of a quality management program import licence under subsection 6.1(1.1) of the Regulations $5000
request for reinstatement of an import licence

3.

Each inspection that is carried out in the course of a determination pursuant to subsection 6.2(2) of the Regulations $1000
certificate of registration

4.

(1) For the application for a certificate of registration for an establishment under subsection 15(1) of the Regulations  
  (a) where the total size of processing areas in an establishment is 300m2 or less $1000
  (b) where the total size of processing areas in an establishment is more than 300m2 $1500
  (2) In addition to the fee referred to in paragraph (1)(b), the fee that is payable for the registration of an establishment with processing areas of a total size greater than 300m2 is in accordance with the following types of process operations:  
  (a) canning fish $1000
  (b) processing ready-to-eat fish $1000
  (c) processing shellfish $1000
  (d) pickling, spicing or marinating fish $500
  (e) salting or drying fish $500
  (f) processing fresh or frozen fish or semi-preserves $500
  (g) any other type of process operation $1000
  (3) In addition to the fees referred to in subitems (1) and (2), the initial fee that is payable for the registration of an establishment that will conduct shellfish process operations by depuration  
  (a) where the total size of processing areas in an establishment is 300m2 or less $6000
  (b) where the total size of processing areas in an establishment is more than 300m2 $7500
Request for reinstatement of a certificate of registration

5.

Each inspection that is carried out in the course of a determination pursuant to subsection 17(2) of the regulations $1000
Inspection certificate

6.

(1) Subject to subitem (2), the fee for requesting a certificate pursuant to subsection 9(1) of the Regulations including an export certificate is:  
  (a) where an inspection of the fish is performed $100
  (b) where an evaluation of the request for certification is performed $25
  (2) Maximum amount payable by a person under subitem (1) in a calendar year $10000
Facility inspection

7.

An inspection other than an inspection referred to in item 5, requested by any person to determine whether their establishment meets the applicable requirements of Schedule I to the Regulations or a quality management program $500

4. (1) Subject to subsection (2), a licensed importer who imports fish into Canada shall pay in respect of the type of product set out in column 1 of an item of table 2, an inspection service fee, per kilogram of declared weight of fish imported, in the amount applicable to the level of licence held by the importer that is set out in column 2, 3 or 4 of that item.

Table 2

Inspection Service for Imports

Fee per kilogram (based on weight declared on the fish import notification form)

Item Column 1
Type of Product
Column 2
Fish Import($)
Column 3
Shared($)
Column 4
Enhanced($)
1. Ready-to-eat 0.15 0.050 0.002
2. Canned 0.02 0.005 0.002
3. Fresh 0.01 0.005 0.002
4. Raw molluscan shellfish 0.01 0.005 0.002
5. Other 0.01 0.005 0.002

(2) The fee payable for an inspection service is $30 for each shipment of fish if the fish being imported is intended for further processing that will result in a substantial transformation of the fish and the fish is being delivered to a registered establishment.

5. A person who appeals a decision under subsection 10(1) of the Regulations shall pay the applicable fee set out in Table 3 for any type of reinspection that is ordered under that subsection.

Table 3

Re-inspection Fees

Item Column 1
Type of Inspection
Column 2
Sample Size
Column 3
Fee($)
1. Sensory evaluation (a) 13 174
    (b) 21 226
    (c) 29 296
    (d) 48 314
    (e) 84 366
    (f) 126 505
    (g) 200 or more 627
2. Net content determination (a) 7-13 87
    (b) 14-21 105
    (c) 22-29 122
    (d) 30-48 174
    (e) 49-84 192
    (f) 85-126 261
    (g) 127 or more 296
3. Label evaluation    
  (1) Inner container   87
  (2) Outer container   52
  (3) Container coding (amended : Canada Gazette Part I, May 22, 2010)   52
4. Container integrity evaluation    
  (1) Cans 1250 906
  (2) Other containers (a) 13 105
    (b) 21 122
    (c) 29 157
    (d) 48 174
    (e) 84 192
    (f) 126 261
    (g) 200 or more 314
5. Fish content of battered or breaded products (a) 13 157
    (b) 21 or more 192
6. Histamine (a) 13 157
    (b) 21 or more 192
7. Electrophoresis species identification   157
8. Food additives   244
9. Sodium and potassium   244
10. Moisture content   191
11. Salt content   87
12 pH   87
13. Quality indices   226
14. Water activity   87
15. Tuna colour   87

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