Government of New Brunswick


This department is responsible for the compliance of the freshwater aquaculture industry under the authority of the Water Quality Regulation - Clean Environment Act and developing policies on environmental monitoring, discharge limits etc.


All freshwater land-based aquaculture operations using tank or cage rearing methods having in excess of 2500 kg of fish, and all freshwater aquaculture facilities using typical pond rearing methods for the purpose of culturing in excess of 25,000 fish, regardless of total biomass.


Review of applications and drafting of Approval for operation. Site Inspections and regular communication with clients to ensure operation is environmentally sustainable.

Freshwater Aquaculture Application Form

Changes To Fees

This document provides the rationale supporting changes to fees, associated revenue information, and the legal authority:


Unless otherwise specified, Fees exclude the harmonized sales tax (HST).

Fee DescriptionRate in $Effective Date
Class 5: Freshwater site having at least 25,000 finfish but fewer than 200,000 (yearly)220.002012-04-01
Class 6: Freshwater site having 200,000 finfish or more (yearly)3,300.002012-04-01