Seafood safety

The B.C. government is committed to working with the seafood industry to help ensure that safe, high-quality seafood enters the B.C. marketplace supporting consumer confidence, food security, and the food economy in B.C.

The Fish and Seafood Act and the Seafood Licensing Regulation were brought into force on January 1, 2017.  

Notably, all seafood processors licensed by the B.C. government are required to develop, maintain, and follow a written food safety and sanitation plan which addresses all potential food safety concerns.  In order to support the industry in meeting the regulatory requirements, the B.C. government has created the following supports:

Seafood industry notices

Seafood processors

Fish receivers

Fisher vendors


Sanitation plan supports

The workbook accompanies the educational video below:

Food safety plan supports

The workbook accompanies the educational videos below:

Food safety plan educational video series

This series of videos accompanies the workbook above:

Food safety courses

Consider these courses for you or your employees: