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Fish Health Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998

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Validity of Movement Documents

6.—(1) A movement document is not valid unless—

(a)it is drawn up at the place of origin of the aquaculture animals or aquaculture products to which it relates by the Official Service of the Member State in which that farm or place is situated;

(b)it is in the official language or languages of the place of destination of the aquaculture animals or aquaculture products to which it relates;

(c)it is drawn up on a single sheet of paper; and

(d)it is made out for a single consignee.

(2) A movement document is not valid when—

(a)it is drawn up more than 48 hours before the aquaculture animals or aquaculture products to which it relates are loaded for despatch;

(b)the movement to which it relates has not been completed within 10 days of its issue;

(c)it is used in connection with aquaculture animals and aquaculture products other than those in respect of which it is issued; or

(d)it has been incorrectly issued by an Official Service.

(3) For the purposes of this regulation the expression “place of origin” shall have the same meaning as it has in Article 11 of the Directive.

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