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PART 5ADDITIONAL PROVISION IN RELATION TO GYRODACTYLUS SALARIS

Clearance of certain fish farms – Gyrodactylus salaries

33.—(1) This regulation applies where the competent authority has made an initial designation under regulation 24(1) or a confirmed designation under regulation 28(1) in relation to infection with Gyrodactylus salaris.

(2) An inspector may by written notice direct a person to–

(a)withdraw all aquatic animals from the waters of the farm;

(b)drain, clean and disinfect all pools and cages in the farm;

(c)destroy all–

(i)dead aquatic animals;

(ii)live aquatic animals withdrawn from the farm which show clinical signs of the disease known as gyrodactylosis caused by Gyrodactylus salaris;

(iii)live aquatic animals withdrawn from the farm which show signs of the presence of Gyrodactylus salaris;

(d)clean and disinfect or destroy equipment, material or substances liable to be contaminated with Gyrodactylus salaris;

(e)obtain the prior written consent of the competent authority before repopulating the farm.

(3) It is an offence not to comply with a requirement imposed under paragraph (2).