• Fish Farming Business Registration

    The Registration of Fish Farming and Shellfish Farming Businesses Order 1985 requires all fish and shellfish farming businesses to submit details for registration within two months of commencing business. The information is required specifically to help control the introduction and […]

     
  • Exports of live fish to countries within the European Union (EU)

    Movements of live fish within the EU are generally permitted between geographic areas (termed zones) or farms of equivalent health status, or from zones of high status to those of lower status. Great Britain is an Approved Zone for Infectious […]

     
  • Imports of fish from Countries outside the European Union (Third Countries)

    The health status of freshwater fish stocks in Great Britain have been legally protected since 1937, when the Diseases of Fish Act was introduced. As a consequence our fish health status has remained very high and restrictions on the imports […]

     
  • Transportation and Welfare

    When fish are to be shipped into Great Britain you must make sure that all reasonable steps are taken to safeguard the health of the fish, including the following: that the duration of the journey is as short as possible […]

     
  • Imports of fish from other parts of the European Union (EU)

    Movements of live fish within the EU are generally permitted between geographic areas (termed zones) or farms of equivalent health status, or from zones of high status to those of lower status. Great Britain is an Approved Zone for Infectious […]

     
  • Controls on the Keeping or Release of Non-Native Fish in England and Wales

    The introduction of non-native fish species can have far-reaching and undesirableSignal Crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus) ecological consequences for animal and plant communities in rivers and lakes. Introduced non-native fish can have direct effects on native species, for example by predation, or […]

     
 

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