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Council Directive 2006/88/EC of 24 October 2006 on animal health requirements for aquaculture animals and products thereof, and on the prevention and control of certain diseases in aquatic animals

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Species presentHealth status as referred to in Part ARisk levelSurveillanceRecommended inspection frequency by the competent authority (Article 7)Recommended inspection frequency by qualified aquatic animal health services (Article 10)Specific requirements for inspections, sampling and surveillance necessary to maintain the health statusComments
No species susceptible to the diseases listed in Annex IV

Category I

Declared disease-free in accordance with Article 49(1)(a) or (b) or Article 50(1)(a) or (b).

LowPassive1 every 4 years1 every 4 yearsSpecific requirements for the maintenance of the disease-free status in accordance with Article 52.

The recommended inspection frequencies shall apply without prejudice to the specific requirements mentioned for each health status.

However, where possible, such inspections and sampling should be combined with the inspections required pursuant to Articles 7 and 10.

The aim of inspections by the competent authority is to check compliance with this Directive in accordance with Article 7.

The aim of inspections by qualified aquatic animal health services is to check the health status of the animals, to advise the aquaculture production business operator on aquatic animal health issues, and where necessary, undertake the necessary veterinary measures.

Species susceptible to one or more of the diseases listed in Annex IV

Category I

Declared disease-free in accordance with of Article 49(1)(c) or of Article 50(1)(c).

HighActive, targeted or passive1 every year1 every year
Medium1 every 2 years1 every 2 years
Low1 every 4 years1 every 2 years

Category II

Not declared disease-free but subject to a surveillance programme approved in accordance with Article 44(1).

HighTargeted1 every year1 every yearSpecific requirements in accordance with Article 44(1).
Medium1 every 2 years1 every 2 years
Low1 every 4 years1 every 2 years

Category III

Not known to be infected but not subject to surveillance programme for achieving disease-free status.

HighActive1 every year3 every year
Medium1 every year2 every year
Low1 every 2 years1 every year

Category IV

Known to be infected but subject to an eradication programme approved in accordance with Article 44(2).

HighTargeted1 every year1 every yearSpecific requirements in accordance with Article 44(2).
Medium1 every 2 years1 every 2 years
Low1 every 4 years1 every 2 years

Category V

Known to be infected. Subject to minimum control measures as provided for in Chapter V.

HighPassive1 every 4 years1 every yearSpecific requirements in accordance with Chapter V.
Medium1 every 4 years1 every 2 years
Low1 every 4 years1 every 4 years

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