Gear Identification – Branding Irons
Only gear that cannot be branded must be tagged. The identification of gear is a requirement for shellfish farmers starting 1-April-2023 as described in Section 11 and Appendix VII of the DFO Shellfish Aquaculture Conditions of License.
Inifinymark Enterprises is the branding iron supplier associated with the Gear Identification and Accountability Program at the BCSGA. The cost for the propane branding iron is approximately 450 USD$ and each branding iron head is approximately 160 USD$.
Examples of shellfish gear that is required to be branded include:
Buoys / Floats
Billets / Barrels