Government of New Brunswick


This department is responsible for the compliance of the marine finfish aquaculture industry under the authority of the Water Quality Regulation- Clean Environment Act and developing policies on environmental monitoring and discharge limits, including approval of all marine finfish aquaculture industries.


All operators of marine finfish aquaculture facilities.


The Environmental Management Guidelines for the Marine Finfish Cage Aquaculture Industry in New Brunswick (EMG) have been developed as well as the Standard Operating Practices document outlining the procedure for carrying out the environmental monitoring. A comprehensive auditing component has been developed in conjunction with the annual monitoring to ensure compliance with these two documents.

The attached application form is for approval of new or modified sites and includes a section on historical data, production plan, and site diagram. The Application will not be considered complete without the completion of Appendix A - Supporting Information. Incomplete applications will be returned unprocessed.

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 7 Water Quality Approval : Site having fewer than 100,000 finfish (per year)1,100.002012-04-01
Class 8 Water Quality Approval : Site having 100,000 finfish or more (per year)3,300.002012-04-01
Class 9 Water Quality Approval : Land-based facility containing seawater and having less than 100,000 fish (per year)110.002012-04-01
Class 10 Water Quality Approval : Land-based facility containing seawater and having more than 100,000 fish1,100.002012-04-01