The discharge of wastes from land-based aquaculture operations is regulated through registration and compliance with the Land-based Finfish Waste Control Regulation.

This regulation allows waste discharges into the environment, while ensuring that aquaculture wastes are managed in an environmentally-sustainable manner.

For more information about discharging waste, visit the Waste Discharge Authorizations page.


The Province does not have jurisdiction over waste discharges from marine finfish aquaculture.  Regulatory authority for marine finfish aquaculture is managed by the federal government