Agriculture, food, forestry and fishing regulation

Get information on the regulation of business activities relating to food, animals, plants, grain, fishing, aquaculture and forestry.

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Food regulation

Learn about the regulation of business activities relating to food products and food service in Canada.

Animals regulation

Get information on the regulation of animal resources, animal feeds, veterinary biologics and animal products.

Plants regulation

Learn about the regulation of plant resources in Canada, including plant protection, plant breeders' rights, variety registration, fertilizers, and more.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency Centre of Administration for Permissions

The Centre of Administration is stakeholders' first point of contact for all non-technical questions about CFIA issued permissions, which includes checking the status of an application, and seeking administrative guidance to complete an application or renewal for any of the services provided under "Permission".

Canadian Food Inspection Agency Pre-market Application Submissions Office

The Pre-market Application Submissions Office (PASO) delivers and coordinates the services and activities related to reviewing and processing applications for products requiring a Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) pre-market approval.

Grain regulation, programs and services

Find information, services and fees that regulate primary, terminal and process elevators and grain dealers, as well as protect Canadian grain producers.

Grain industry related directives

Find policies, trade memos and orders that guide and direct the grain industry.

Farm product supply management

Learn how the Farm Products Council of Canada provides oversight to national marketing agencies in farm product supply management.

Farm product promotion and research agencies

Learn about the process for establishing a promotion and research agency and access guidelines and other information on the legal aspects of these organizations.

Commercial fishing

Renew or apply for your commercial fishing licence online. Access fishery management plans, openings and closures, register your catch for export, fishery quotas, total allowable catch information, and other regulatory information.

Aquaculture business and licences

Find out how the aquaculture industry is regulated in Canada.

Aquaculture regulations and policies

Includes laws, regulations and policies governing aquaculture activities in Canada, regulatory changes, role of government and industry and regulatory research.

Sustainable forestry

Learn about sustainable forest management in Canada and the related requirements for forestry companies.

Measurement accuracy mandatory inspections by sector and device type

Learn about measurement accuracy inspections for specific industry sectors including dairy, downstream petroleum, fishing, forestry, grain and field crops, mining, retail food and retail petroleum.

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