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Fish Health Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998

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Introduction of live molluscs, eggs and gametes

9.—(1) Subject to paragraph (3), a person shall not introduce into a zone specified in column (2) of Schedule 4 from elsewhere in the European Community or subsequently move within that zone any live molluscs, eggs or gametes specified opposite thereto in column (3) with the intention of relaying them unless they are accompanied by valid movement documents in the form specified opposite thereto in column (4) confirming that—

(a)they come from an area free from the disease specified in column (5) opposite the reference to such movement document; or

(b)where a movement document does not require that they come from an area free from such disease they fulfil the conditions set out in that movement document.

(2) Subject to paragraph (3), a person shall not relay in a zone specified in column (2) of Schedule 4 any live molluscs, eggs or gametes specified opposite thereto in column (3) from outside that zone unless they are accompanied by valid movement documents in the form specified opposite thereto in column (4) confirming that—

(a)they come from an area free from the disease specified in column (5) opposite the reference to such movement document; or

(b)where a movement document does not require that they come from an area free from such disease, they fulfil the conditions set out in that movement document.

(3) Paragraphs (1) and (2) shall not apply to the relaying of live molluscs, eggs or gametes when they are relaid in an approved storage centre.

(4) For the purposes of this regulation—

“coastal zone” means any waters lying below the high water mark on the ordinary spring tides and any land adjacent to such waters;

“relaying” in relation to molluscs means the deposit or immersion of molluscs in a coastal zone.

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