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The Aquatic Animal Health (Scotland) Regulations 2009

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Authorisation conditions for aquaculture production businesses

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6.—(1) The competent authority may grant an authorisation to an aquaculture production business, subject to such conditions as it considers appropriate, where it is satisfied that the operation of the business will not lead to an unacceptable risk of spreading disease.

(2) It is a condition of an authorisation that the business must–

(a)keep a record, in such form and manner as the competent authority may specify, of–

(i)the movement of any aquaculture animal or any aquaculture animal product into or out of the area in respect of which the business operates;

(ii)the number of any aquaculture animals that have died in each epidemiological unit within that area;

(iii)the results of any surveillance carried out by the business; and

(iv)the results of any surveillance carried out by the competent authority which have been notified to the business;

(b)follow good biosecurity practice;

(c)comply with any surveillance requirement imposed by the competent authority; and

(d)have a system in place which enables the operator to demonstrate to the competent authority that the requirements of subparagraphs (a) to (c) are being met.

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