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Fish Health Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998

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Transportation of aquaculture animals

4.—(1) A person shall not transport aquaculture animals unless the requirements set out in paragraph (2) are met.

(2) The requirements for the transport of aquaculture animals referred to in paragraph (1) are that—

(a)the duration of the journey shall be as short as reasonably possible;

(b)the means of transport shall have been cleaned and disinfected before the aquaculture animals are loaded;

(c)if the aquaculture animals are transported overland in water, they shall be transported in such a manner that the water cannot escape from the vehicle during transport;

(d)all reasonable steps shall be taken to safeguard the health of the aquaculture animals, including, if appropriate, changing the water in which they are transported; and

(e)any water used in the transport of the aquaculture animals shall only be changed at an approved water station.

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