DFO’s Aquaculture Policy Framework



Aquaculture is the farming of aquatic organisms in marine or fresh water. It implies some form of intervention in the rearing process to enhance production, such as regular stocking, feeding, and protection from predators and disease. It also implies individual or corporate ownership of the stock being farmed.

The Government of Canada recognizes the significant societal benefits associated with aquaculture. As a result, it has made sustainable aquaculture development a key federal priority.

— Excerpt from the document’s Executive Summary