Compartmentalization of aquatic animals

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

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

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) compartmentalization program provides an opportunity to facilitate the export of certain commodities from these areas.

The program includes specific premise requirements to ensure that import and export of these commodities are consistent with international standards for aquatic animal health management.

Participation in the program provides confidence for trading partners in aquatic animals originating from recognized compartments within Canada.

For more information on the compartmentalization program and how to participate in Canada please contact an Area CFIA Office.

For inquiries from interested parties outside of Canada, please contact the National Aquatic Animal Health Program.

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