Pesticide Use Permits

Hydrogen peroxide is a non-medicinal treatment available to BC salmon farmers and is applied as a diluted bath to a group of salmon. The bath removes small, naturally occurring, external fish parasites (sea lice) attached to the salmon. Hydrogen peroxide rapidly breaks down into harmless compounds: water and oxygen.

Paramove 50™ had been used successfully at our Klemtu, Quatsino Sound, Port Hardy and Campbell River sites.  Single treatments have safely removed 95 per cent of sea lice on the company’s farm-raised salmon.

Sea lice are naturally occurring crustaceans found on many fish in the ocean. The sea lice common in British Columbia waters are not a concern to human health, and rarely pose a fish health concern to salmon.

The use of Paramove 50™ will enable the company to continue its successful management of sea lice on its fish and reduce its use of the drug emamectin benzoate (Brand name Slice™) – the only effective treatment available to BC salmon farmers for the past 14 years. However, strict 3rd party salmon certification standards press for a continued reduction of Slice™ over time, so we are seeking to have another option for sea lice management.

Approval of Pesticide Use Permit 869-0008-18/21 Quatsino Sound

As of June 22, 2018, Marine Harvest Canada has received a permit for use of hydrogen peroxide (Brand name Interox Paramove 50™) at its Quatsino Sound area farm sites – Permit Use No. 869-0008-18/21 which expires June 22, 2021. This permit is a replacement of Quatsino Pesticide Use Permit 869-0002-2015/2017 that expired on December 30th 2017.

The permit can be viewed here.

Approval of Pesticide Use Permit 869-0006-17/19 Klemtu

As of Jan 5, 2017, Marine Harvest Canada has received a permit for use of hydrogen peroxide (Brand name Interox Paramove 50™) at its Klemtu area farm sites – Permit Use No. 869-0006-17/19 which expires December 31, 2019.

The permit can be viewed here.

Application of Pesticide Use Permit Port Hardy area

As of September 19, 2019,  Mowi Canada West Inc. is applying for use of hydrogen peroxide (Brand name Interox Paramove 50™) at its Port Hardy area farm sites. In accordance with the application process, Mowi Canada West Inc. is publishing maps of intended use. This application is a renewal to the Port Hardy hydrogen peroxide (Brand name Interox Paramove 50™) permit that expired under pesticide permit No. 869-0005-16/19 on July 18 2019.

As per the permit application conditions, maps of the permitted area can be viewed here.

Application of Pesticide Use Permit Campbell River

As of February 16, 2018 Marine Harvest Canada is applying for use of hydrogen peroxide (Brand name Interox Paramove 50™) at its Campbell River, Discovery Islands area farm sites. In accordance with the application process, Marine Harvest is publishing maps of intended use. This application is in addition to the Campbell River Discovery Island sites approved for hydrogen peroxide (Brand name Interox Paramove 50™) under pesticide permit No. 869-0003-15/18.

As per the permit application conditions, maps of the permitted area can be viewed here.