2002 Legislative Session: 3rd Session, 37th Parliament

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BILL M 201 -- 2002


HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia, enacts as follows:

Section 12, Fisheries Act [RSBC 1996] Chapter 149, is amended by adding the following:

"Closed Containment" refers to an impermeable or solid wall structure which is established for the rearing of finfish either on land or floating and which prevents escape of of those fish or the transfer of disease, parasites, waste and other pollution into the surrounding marine systems.

Section 13 is amended to read as follows:

13  (5) (a) A person must not carry on the business of aquaculture at any location or facility in British Columbia or its coastal waters unless the person holds a licence issued for that purpose under this Part and has paid the fee prescribed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

(b) A licence shall not be issued or re-issued under this part for the purpose of finfish aquaculture unless that operation is a closed containment facility.


This Act comes into effect by regulation of the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

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