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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2011-2674

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: 2010-1495

Registrant Name (Full Legal Name no abbreviations): New Brunswick Department of Agriculture and Aquaculture

Address: 850 Lincoln Road

City: Fredericton

Prov / State: NB

Country: Canada

Postal Code: E3B 5H1

3. Select the appropriate subform(s) for the incident.

Domestic Animal

4. Date registrant was first informed of the incident.


5. Location of incident.

Country: CANADA


6. Date incident was first observed.


Product Description

7. a) Provide the active ingredient and, if available, the registration number and product name (include all tank mixes). If the product is not registered provide a submission number.


PMRA Registration No. 29783      PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No.

Product Name: Interox Paramove 50 (50% hydorgen peroxide)

  • Active Ingredient(s)

7. b) Type of formulation.

Application Information

8. Product was applied?


9. Application Rate.


Units: ppm

10. Site pesticide was applied to (select all that apply).

Site: Other / Autre

Préciser le type: Treated Atlantic salmon in a well boat

11. Provide any additional information regarding application (how it was applied, amount applied, the size of the area treated etc).

Water Temperature: 6.6 degC Number / Size of Fish Treated: 34,625 fish at 1.36 kg average Stocking Density: 82 kg/m3 Target Concentration: 1600 to 1700 ppm Actual Concentration: 1634 ppm Target Duration of Exposure: 25 minutes Actual Duration of Exposure: still at 910 ppm at 30 minutes (5 minutes post-flush); fish were not completely discharged for approximately 90 minutes, so exposed to low level hydrogen peroxide for this period

To be determined by Registrant

12. In your opinion, was the product used according to the label instructions?


Subform III: Domestic Animal Incident Report

1. Source of Report

Medical Professional

2. Type of animal affected

Fish / Poisson

specify Atlantic salmon

3. Breed

Salmo salar

4. Number of animals affected


5. Sex


6. Age (provide a range if necessary )


7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )



8. Route(s) of exposure


9. What was the length of exposure?

>15 min <=2 hrs / >15 min <=2 h

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

Unknown / Inconnu

11. List all symptoms


  • General
    • Symptom - Abnormal behaviour
    • Symptom - Death

12. How long did the symptoms last?

Persisted until death

13. Was medical treatment provided? Provide details in question 17.


14. a) Was the animal hospitalized?


14. b) How long was the animal hospitalized?

15. Outcome of the incident


16. How was the animal exposed?

Treatment / Traitement

17. Provide any additional details about the incident

(eg. description of the frequency and severity of the symptoms

To be determined by Registrant

18. Severity classification (if there is more than 1 possible classification


19. Provide supplemental information here

In this instance, the water discharge screen aboard the wellboat became plugged with kelp and other seaweed when flushing was attempted. This resulted in delayed flushing of the hydrogen peroxide from the well and an extended exposure time of the fish to this chemical. Please note that 4984 fish were immediately harvested, while the other 9000 fish were removed as mortalities the next day. Please see attached report from [name].