Susceptible species of aquatic animals
Susceptible Species of Aquatic Animals. Language(s): English and French. Number of pages: 44 et 45
CFIA is updating the Canadian Susceptible Species of Aquatic Animals list (SSL) and adding or removing the above 19 species of aquatic animals to align with recent changes to the species listed in various disease specific chapters of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Aquatic Animal Health Code. The following 12 aquatic animal species, included in Chapters 03 and 05, will be added to CFIA's Susceptible Species of Aquatic Animals list: Cyclopterus lumpus, Gambusia holbrooki, Lampetra planeri, Melanotaenia fluviatilis, Notemigonus crysoleucas, Pungitius pungitius, Rutilus kutum, Rutilus frisii, Salmo marmoratus, Salmo obtusirostris, Sander lucioperca, and Palaemonetes pugio.
The following seven aquatic animal species, included in Chapters 03 and 05, will be removed from the Susceptible Species of Aquatic Animals list: Acipenser transmontanus, Aulorhynchus flavidus, Leuciscus idus, Maccullochella peelii, Poecilia reticulata, Salvelinus leucomaenis, and Tinca tinca.
The 12 species to be added to the SSL will now require zoosanitary export certification when being exported to Canada unless the commodity is in a product form (e.g. eviscerated or head off) for human consumption end uses where certification is not required. The seven species being removed from the SSL will no longer require zoosanitary export certification for any end use in Canada. The CFIA Automated Import Reference System (https://www.inspection.gc.ca/importing-food-plants-or-animals/plant-and-plant-product-imports/airs/eng/1300127512994/1300127627409) will be updated to reflect the changes to the SSL as of 31 March 2021.
In addition, the SSL will be incorporated by reference in the Health of Animals Regulations and Schedule III repealed. This change will facilitate CFIA's ability to make periodic changes to the SSL to align with the annual revisions to disease specific Chapters of the OIE Aquatic Animal Health Code.
Trade impact as a result of the above changes are expected to be minimal. CFIA import data indicates that there has historically been a low volume of trade of the species being added and removed.