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The Invasive Alien Species (Enforcement and Permitting) Order (Northern Ireland) 2019

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Amendments to the Wildlife (Northern Ireland) Order 1985

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32.—(1) The Wildlife (Northern Ireland) Order 1985(1) is amended as follows.

(2) In Article 15 (introduction of new species etc.), after paragraph (9) add—

(10) Paragraph (1)(a) does not apply to species included on the list of invasive alien species of European Union concern adopted by the European Commission in accordance with Articles 4(1) and 10(4) of Regulation (EU) No 1143/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2014 on the prevention and management of the introduction and spread in invasive alien species as amended from time to time..

(3) In Schedule 9 (animals and plants to which Article 15 applies)—

(a)in Part 1 (animals which are established in the wild), omit the following entries—

Common nameScientific name
Crayfish, SignalPacifastacus leniusculus
Crayfish, Spiny-cheekOrconectes limosus
Crayfish, MarbledProcambarus sp.
Deer, MuntjacMuntiacus reevesi
Duck, RuddyOxyura jamaicensis
Squirrel, GreySciurus carolinensis;

(b)in Part 2 (plants), omit the following entries —

Common nameScientific name
Balsam, HimalayanImpatiens glandulifera
Cabbage, SkunkLysichiton americanum
FanwortCabomba caroliniana
Hogweed, GiantHeracleum mantegazzianum
Mile-A-Minute WeedPolygonum perfoliatum
Parrot’s FeatherMyriophyllum aquaticum
Pennywort, FloatingHydrocotyle ranunculoides
Rhubarb, GiantGunnera tinctoria
Salvinia, GiantSalvinia molesta
Water PrimroseLudwigia
Waterweed, CurlyLagarosiphon major;

(c)in Part 2 (plants), for the entry in respect of “Waterweeds (all species) Elodea (all species)” substitute—

Waterweeds (except Nuttall’s Waterweed)All species of the genus Elodea, except Elodea nuttallii.
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1985 No.171 (N.I.2), as amended by the Wildlife and Natural Environment Act (N.I) 2011 (c. 15)

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