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Fish Health Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998

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Powers of veterinary inspector

15.—(1) A veterinary inspector shall, on producing, if required to do so, some duly authenticated document showing his authority, have the right at all reasonable hours to enter any premises for the purposes of ascertaining whether there is or has been on those premises any contravention of these Regulations.

(2) A veterinary inspector shall have powers to carry out all checks and examinations necessary for the enforcement of these Regulations, and in particular may—

(a)carry out inspections of any premises;

(b)take samples of or from aquaculture animals or aquaculture products;

(c)examine relevant documentary or computer material.

(3) A veterinary inspector shall have powers to make such inspections and take such samples as may be necessary to carry out the health inspections, sampling plans and diagnostic methods established by the Directive or Directive 95/70/EC.

(4) A veterinary inspector entering any premises under these Regulations may take with him such persons, equipment and vehicles as are necessary for the purpose of facilitating the exercise of his powers under these Regulations.

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