Exports to Canada

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) requires a specific health certificate to be used for exports of fishery products to this destination which is available on application to approved establishments from their local SFPA port office.

Approval of Establishments to Export Live or Raw Molluscan Shellfish from Ireland to Canada

The CFIA has in place a process for EU establishments who wish to apply to be approved to export live and raw molluscan shellfish to Canada.

The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority can make submissions to the CFIA on behalf of interested exporters. For any approved establishment who would be interested in exporting live or raw molluscan shellfish to Canada please email the following address:

SFPATradeandAudit@sfpa.ie

Information on the establishments currently registered on this list is available at the website link below.

http://www.inspection.gc.ca/food/fish-and-seafood/imports/by-jurisdiction/ireland-establishments/eng/1386690382528/1387235166762

Requirements for Salmon which is eviscerated head on, portioned or filleted

 

For salmon which is eviscerated head on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) have confirmed that there is no need for a zoosanitary export certificate, as long as the shipments are coming into Canada for the end uses of food service, retail use and further processing for human consumption.  The only requirement for eviscerated head on salmon for these end uses is that the Canadian importer needs to obtain an Aquatic Animal Health Import Permit from the CFIA.

For salmon portions and fillets also the only requirement for these products (which have the following end uses of food service, retail use and further processing for human consumption) is that the Canadian importer must obtain an Aquatic Animal Health Import Permit from the CFIA.

If eviscerated head on salmon are coming in for another end use, such as bait or feeding aquatic animals to aquatic animals, the shipments would require a zoosanitary export certification from the Irish Competent Authority.
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