Search Legislation

Fish Health Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998

What Version

 Help about what version
  • Latest available (Revised)
  • Original (As made)


This is the original version (as it was originally made). This item of legislation is currently only available in its original format.

Notification of disease

12.—(1) Any person who—

(a)knows of any observed abnormal mortality amongst bivalve molluscs in farms, farming areas, harvested natural beds, or purification centres or storage tanks which discharge water into the sea;

(b)knows of any symptom amongst fish or molluscs which might constitute grounds for suspecting the presence of a disease listed in Schedule 1; or

(c)has any other reason for suspecting the presence amongst fish or molluscs of a disease listed in Schedule 1;

shall notify the Department of that fact as quickly as possible.

(2) Any person who has in his possession or under his charge an infected item, or an item which he suspects is an infected item, shall detain it until—

(a)it has been examined by a veterinary inspector; or

(b)a veterinary inspector has instructed him to dispose of it.

(3) Where a veterinary inspector has given an instruction to any person under paragraph (2) to dispose of an infected item, or an item which is suspected of being infected, that person shall comply with that instruction.

(4) A veterinary inspector shall have powers to take such samples of or from fish or molluscs as may be necessary to establish whether a disease listed in Schedule 1 is present amongst fish or molluscs.

(5) For the purposes of this regulation—

“item” means a fish or mollusc or the carcase or part of the carcase of a fish or mollusc; and

“observed abnormal mortality” shall have the meaning it is given in Article 2 of Directive 95/70/EC.

Back to top


Print Options


Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.


Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once


More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources