Join the discussion: Boat-to-plate traceability mandate commitment

Current status: Open

Opened on August 13, 2021 and will close on December 11, 2021.


The Minister of Health's mandate letter introduced a commitment to develop a boat-to-plate traceability program to help Canadian fishers to better market their high-quality products. The Government of Canada is seeking feedback to inform effective approaches to deliver on this commitment.

Join in: how to participate

We invite everyone to read the discussion paper: Boat-to-plate traceability mandate commitment, which describes key considerations and questions for developing a boat-to-plate traceability program for fish and seafood products.

Using the discussion paper as a guide, you can provide feedback in the following ways:

Share your ideas online

Complete the online questionnaire

Send us an email

Send an email to with your ideas or comments to make yourself heard

Tip: When completing the questionnaire, open the consultation document in a separate tab for ease of reference.

Who is the focus of this consultation

The Government of Canada is seeking input from:

  • academia
  • consumers
  • consumer and industry associations
  • government
  • industry
  • indigenous stakeholders
  • non-government organizations
  • other fish and seafood stakeholders

Key themes for discussion

The Government of Canada is seeking your input on the following key themes:

  • consumer protection and food safety (as it relates to fish and seafood)
  • sustainability and fisheries management related to traceability and combatting global illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing
  • market access, trade, and marketing of Canadian fish and seafood

Your input will further inform effective approaches to deliver on the mandate commitment.

Related information

Contact information

Policy and Programs Branch
Food Program Integration Division
1400 Merivale Road
Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0Y9

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