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Fish Health Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998

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Placing on the market of aquaculture animals and aquaculture products

3.  (1)  A person shall not place on the market—

(a)aquaculture animals unless they meet the requirements set out in paragraph (2);

(b)aquaculture products for breeding purposes unless they are derived from aquaculture animals which meet the requirements set out in paragraph (2); or

(c)aquaculture products for human consumption unless they are derived from aquaculture animals which meet the requirements set out in paragraph (2)(a).

(2) The requirements for aquaculture animals referred to in paragraph (1) are—

(a)where placing on the market involves the loading of aquaculture animals, they shall not show clinical signs of disease on the day of loading;

(b)they shall not be intended for destruction or slaughter under a scheme for the eradication of a disease referred to in Annex A of the Directive;

(c)they shall not come from a farm which is subject to a prohibition which has been imposed for aquaculture animal health reasons; and

(d)they shall not have been in contact with aquaculture animals from a farm which is subject to a prohibition which has been imposed for aquaculture animal health reasons.

(3) The provisions of this regulation are without prejudice to the provisions of regulations 4, 5, 9 and 10 of the Diseases of Fish (Control) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996(1).

(1)

S.R. 1996 No. 16

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