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The Aquatic Animal Health (Scotland) Regulations 2009

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Obligation to notify in case of suspicion of a listed disease or increased mortality

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23.—(1) A relevant person is guilty of an offence if that person–

(a)knows or suspects that a listed disease is present in aquatic animals; and

(b)fails immediately to notify the competent authority of that knowledge or suspicion.

(2) A relevant person is guilty of an offence if that person–

(a)knows or suspects that increased mortality has occurred or is occurring in aquaculture animals; and

(b)fails immediately to notify the competent authority or a veterinarian of that knowledge or suspicion.

(3) In this regulation “relevant person” means–

(a)the owner of, or any person attending, those aquatic animals;

(b)any person accompanying those aquaculture animals during transport;

(c)any veterinarian, or other professional, involved in providing aquatic animal health services to those aquatic animals;

(d)any other person with an occupational relationship to those aquatic animals of susceptible species or to products of such animals.

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