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Commission Regulation (EC) No 1251/2008 of 12 December 2008 implementing Council Directive 2006/88/EC as regards conditions and certification requirements for the placing on the market and the import into the Community of aquaculture animals and products thereof and laying down a list of vector species (Text with EEA relevance)

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ANNEX IU.K.

List of possible vector species and the conditions under which those species shall be regarded as vectors

DiseasesVectors
Species which shall be regarded as vectors for the purposes of Article 17(1) and (2) where the additional conditions set out in Columns 3 and 4 of this table are fulfilledAdditional conditions related to the place of origin of the aquatic animals of the species listed in Column 2Additional conditions related to the place of destination of the aquatic animals of the species listed in Column 2
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
Epizootic haematopoietic necrosisBighead carp (Aristichthys nobilis), goldfish (Carassius auratus), crucian carp (C. carassius), common carp and koi carp (Cyprinus carpio), silver carp (Hypophtalmichthys molitrix), Chub (Leuciscus spp), Roach (Rutilus rutilus), Rudd (Scardinius erythrophthalmus), tench (Tinca tinca)No additional conditionsNo additional conditions
[ F1 ]
Infection with Bonamia exitiosaPortuguese oyster (Crassostrea angulata), Pacific cupped oyster (Crassostrea gigas), American cupped oyster (Crassostrea virginica)Aquatic animals of the species listed in Column 2 shall only be regarded as vectors for the disease listed in Column 1 where they originate from a farm or mollusc farming area where species susceptible to that disease are present.Aquatic animals of the species listed in Column 2 shall only be regarded as vectors for the disease listed in Column 1 where they are intended for a farm or mollusc farming area keeping species susceptible to that disease.
Infection with Perkinsus marinusEuropean lobster (Homarus gammarus), Marine crabs (Brachyura spp.), Yabi crayfish (Cherax destructor), Giant river prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii), Spiny lobsters (Palinurus spp.), Swimming crab (Portunus puber), Indopacific swamp crab (Scylla serrata), Indian white prawn (Penaeus indicus), Kuruma prawn (Penaeus japonicus), Caramote prawn (Penaeus kerathurus), Blue shrimp (Penaeus stylirostris), Whiteleg shrimp (Penaeus vannamei)Aquatic animals of the species listed in Column 2 shall only be regarded as vectors for the disease listed in Column 1 where they originate from a farm or mollusc farming area where species susceptible to that disease are present.Aquatic animals of the species listed in Column 2 shall only be regarded as vectors for the disease listed in Column 1 where they are intended for a farm or mollusc farming area keeping species susceptible to that disease.
Infection with Microcytos mackiniNoneNot applicableNot applicable
Taura syndrome

Penshells (Atrina spp.), Common whelk (Buccinum undatum), Portuguese oyster (Crassostrea angulata), Common edible cockle (Cerastoderma edule), Pacific cupped oyster (Crassostrea gigas), American cupped oyster (Crassostrea virginica), Wedge shell (Donax trunculus), Ezo abalone (Haliotis discus hannai), Tuberculate abalone (Haliotis tuberculata), Periwinkles (Littorina littorea), Northern quahog (Mercenaria mercenaria), Japanese hard clam (Meretrix lusoria), Sand gaper (Mya arenaria), Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis), Mediterranean mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis), Octopus (Octopus vulgaris), European flat oyster (Ostrea edulis), Great Atlantic scallop (Pecten maximus), Grooved carpet shell (Ruditapes decussatus), Japanese carpet shell (Ruditapes philippinarum), Common cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis), Stromboid conchs (Strombus spp.), European aurora venus clam (Venerupis aurea), Pullet carpet shell (Venerupis pullastra), Warty venus (Venus verrucosa)

European lobster (Homarus gammarus), Marine crabs (Brachyura spp.), Yabi crayfish (Cherax destructor), Giant river prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii), Spiny lobsters (Palinurus spp), Swimming crab (Portunus puber), Indopacific swamp crab (Scylla serrata), Indian white prawn (Penaeus indicus), Kuruma prawn (Penaeus japonicus), Caramote prawn (Penaeus kerathurus).

Aquatic animals of the species listed in Column 2 shall only be regarded as vectors for the disease listed in Column 1 where they originate from a farm where species susceptible to that disease are present.Aquatic animals of the species listed in Column 2 shall only be regarded as vectors for the disease listed in Column 1 where they are intended for a farm keeping species susceptible to that disease.
Yellowhead diseasePenshells (Atrina spp.), Common whelk (Buccinum undatum), Portuguese oyster (Crassostrea angulata), Common edible cockle (Cerastoderma edule), Pacific cupped oyster (Crassostrea gigas), American cupped oyster (Crassostrea virginica), Wedge shell (Donax trunculus), Ezo abalone (Haliotis discus hannai), Tuberculate abalone (Haliotis tuberculata), Periwinkles (Littorina littorea), Northern quahog (Mercenaria mercenaria), Japanese hard clam (Meretrix lusoria), Sand gaper (Mya arenaria), Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis), Mediterranean mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis), Octopus (Octopus vulgaris), European flat oyster (Ostrea edulis), Great Atlantic scallop (Pecten maximus), Grooved carpet shell (Ruditapes decussatus), Japanese carpet shell (Ruditapes philippinarum), Common cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis), Stromboid conchs (Strombus spp.), European aurora venus clam (Venerupis aurea), Pullet carpet shell (Venerupis pullastra), Warty venus (Venus verrucosa)Aquatic animals of the species listed in Column 2 shall only be regarded as vectors for the disease listed in Column 1 where they originate from a farm where species susceptible to that disease are present.No additional conditions apply related to the place of destination.
Viral haemorrhagic septicaemia (VHS)Beluga (Huso huso), Danube sturgeon (Acipenser gueldenstaedtii), Sterlet sturgeon (Acipenser ruthenus), Starry sturgeon (Acipenser stellatus), Sturgeon (Acipenser sturio), Siberian Sturgeon (Acipenser Baerii)Aquatic animals of the species listed in Column 2 shall only be regarded as vectors for the disease listed in Column 1 where they originate from a farm or river catchment area where species susceptible to that disease are present.Aquatic animals of the species listed in Column 2 shall only be regarded as vectors for the disease listed in Column 1 where they are intended for a farm keeping species susceptible to that disease.

Bighead carp (Aristichthys nobilis), goldfish (Carassius auratus), Crucian carp (C. carassius), common carp and koi carp (Cyprinus carpio), silver carp (Hypophtalmichthys molitrix), Chub (Leuciscus spp), Roach (Rutilus rutilus), Rudd (Scardinius erythrophthalmus), tench (Tinca tinca)

North African catfish (Clarias gariepinus), Northern pike (Esox lucius) Catfish (Ictalurus spp.), Black bullhead (Ameiurus melas), Channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus), Pangas catfish (Pangasius pangasius), Pike perch (Sander lucioperca), Wels catfish (Silurus glanis)

European seabass (Dicentrarchus labrax), Striped bass (Morone chrysops x M. saxatilis), Flathead grey mullet (Mugil cephalus), Red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus), Meagre (Argyrosomus regius), Shi drum (Umbrina cirrosa), True tunas (Thunnus spp.), Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus), White Grouper (Epinephelus aeneus), Dusky grouper (Epinephelus marginatus), Senegalese solea (Solea senegalensis), Common sole (Solea solea), Common pandora (Pagellus erythrinus), Common dentex (Dentex dentex), Gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata), White seabream (Diplodus sargus), Black spot seabream (Pagellus bogaraveo), Red Sea Bream (Pagrus major), Diplodus vulgaris, Sharop snout seabream (Diplodus puntazzo), Common two banded seabream (Diplodus vulgaris), Red porgy (Pagrus pagrus)

Tilapia spp (Oreochromis)

Aquatic animals of the species listed in Column 2 shall only be regarded as vectors for the disease listed in Column 1 where they originate from a farm where species susceptible to that disease are present.Aquatic animals of the species listed in Column 2 shall only be regarded as vectors for the disease listed in Column 1 where they are intended for a farm keeping species susceptible to that disease.
Infectious haematopoietic necrosis (IHN)

Beluga (Huso huso), Danube sturgeon (Acipenser gueldenstaedtii), Sterlet sturgeon (Acipenser ruthenus), Starry sturgeon (Acipenser stellatus), Sturgeon (Acipenser sturio), Siberian Sturgeon (Acipenser Baerii)

Bighead carp (Aristichthys nobilis), goldfish (Carassius auratus), crucian carp (C. carassius), common carp and koi carp (Cyprinus carpio), silver carp (Hypophtalmichthys molitrix), Chub (Leuciscus spp), Roach (Rutilus rutilus), Rudd (Scardinius erythrophthalmus) tench (Tinca tinca)

North African catfish (Clarias gariepinus), Catfish (Ictalurus spp.), Black bullhead (Ameiurus melas), Channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus), Pangas catfish (Pangasius pangasius), Pike perch (Sander lucioperca), Wels catfish (Silurus glanis)

Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus), Flounder (Platichthys flesus), Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua), Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

Noble crayfish (Astacus astacus), Signal crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus), Redswamp crayfish (Procambarus clarkii)

Aquatic animals of the species listed in Column 2 shall only be regarded as vectors for the disease listed in Column 1 where they originate from a farm where species susceptible to that disease are present.Aquatic animals of the species listed in Column 2 shall only be regarded as vectors for the disease listed in Column 1 where they are intended for a farm keeping species susceptible to that disease.
Koi herpes virus (KHV) diseaseNoneNot applicableNot applicable
Infectious salmon anaemia (ISA)NoneNot applicableNot applicable
Infection with Marteilia refringensCommon edible cockle (Cerastoderma edule), Wedge shell (Donax trunculus), Sand gaper (Mya arenaria), Northern quahog (Mercenaria mercenaria), Japanese hard clam (Meretrix lusoria), Grooved carpet shell (Ruditapes decussatus), Japanese carpet shell (Ruditapes philippinarum), European aurora venus clam (Venerupis aurea), Pullet carpet shell (Venerupis pullastra), Warty venus (Venus verrucosa)Aquatic animals of the species listed in Column 2 shall only be regarded as vectors for the disease listed in Column 1 where they originate from a farm or mollusc farming area where species susceptible to that disease are present.Aquatic animals of the species listed in Column 2 shall only be regarded as vectors for the disease listed in Column 1 where they are intended for a farm keeping species susceptible to that disease.
Infection with Bonamia ostreae

Common edible cockle (Cerastoderma edule), Wedge shell (Donax trunculus), Sand gaper (Mya arenaria), Northern quahog (Mercenaria mercenaria), Japanese hard clam (Meretrix lusoria), Grooved carpet shell (Ruditapes decussatus), Japanese carpet shell (Ruditapes philippinarum), European aurora venus clam (Venerupis aurea), Pullet carpet shell (Venerupis pullastra), Warty venus (Venus verrucosa)

Great Atlantic scallop (Pecten maximus)

Aquatic animals of the species listed in Column 2 shall only be regarded as vectors for the disease listed in Column 1 where they originate from a farm or mollusc farming area where species susceptible to that disease are present.Aquatic animals of the species listed in Column 2 shall only be regarded as vectors for the disease listed in Column 1 where they are intended for a farm or mollusc farming area keeping species susceptible to that disease.
White spot diseasePenshells (Atrina spp.), Common whelk (Buccinum undatum), Portuguese oyster (Crassostrea angulata), Common edible cockle (Cerastoderma edule), Pacific cupped oyster (Crassostrea gigas), American cupped oyster (Crassostrea virginica), Wedge shell (Donax trunculus, Ezo abalone (Haliotis discus hannai), Tuberculate abalone (Haliotis tuberculata), Periwinkles (Littorina littorea), Northern quahog (Mercenaria mercenaria), Japanese hard clam (Meretrix lusoria), Sand gaper (Mya arenaria), Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis), Mediterranean mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis), Octopus (Octopus vulgaris), European flat oyster (Ostrea edulis), Great Atlantic scallop (Pecten maximus), Grooved carpet shell (Ruditapes decussatus), Japanese carpet shell (Ruditapes philippinarum), Common cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis), Stromboid conchs (Strombus spp.), European aurora venus clam (Venerupis aurea), Pullet carpet shell (Venerupis pullastra), Warty venus (Venus verrucosa)Aquatic animals of the species listed in Column 2 shall only be regarded as vectors for the disease listed in Column 1 where they originate from a farm where species susceptible to that disease are present.Aquatic animals of the species listed in Column 2 shall only be regarded as vectors for the disease listed in Column 1 where they are intended for a farm keeping species susceptible to that disease.

[F2ANNEX II U.K.

[F3PART A U.K. Model animal health certificate for the placing on the market of aquaculture animals for farming, relaying, put and take fisheries, open ornamental facilities and restocking]

PART B U.K. Model animal health certificate for the placing on the market of aquaculture animals or products thereof intended for further processing, dispatch centres and purification centres and similar businesses before human consumption

[F3PART C U.K. List of species susceptible to diseases for which national measures are approved under Decision 2010/221/EU

Disease Susceptible species
Spring Viraemia of Carp (SVC) Bighead carp ( Aristichthys nobilis ), goldfish ( Carassius auratus ), crucian carp ( Carassius carassius ), grass carp ( Ctenopharyngodon idellus ), common carp and koi carp ( Cyprinus carpio ), silver carp ( Hypophthalmichthys molitrix ), sheatfish ( Silurus glanis ), and tench ( Tinca tinca ), Orfe ( Leuciscus idus )
Bacterial kidney disease (BKD) Family: Salmonidae
Infectious pancreatic necrosis virus (IPN) Rainbow trout ( Oncorhynchus mykiss ), brook trout ( Salvelinus fontinalis ), brown trout ( Salmo trutta ), Atlantic salmon ( Salmo salar ) and ( Oncorhynchus spp .), whitefish ( Coregonus lavaretus )
Infection with salmonid alphavirus (SAV) Atlantic salmon ( Salmo salar ), rainbow trout ( Oncorhynchus mykiss ), brown trout ( Salmo trutta )
Infection with Gyrodactylus salaris Atlantic salmon ( Salmo salar ), rainbow trout ( Oncorhynchus mykiss ), Arctic char ( Salvelinus alpinus ), North American brook trout ( Salvelinus fontinalis ), grayling ( Thymallus thymallus ), North American lake trout ( Salvelinus namaycush ) and brown trout ( Salmo trutta ).
Ostreid herpesvirus 1 μνar (OsHV-1 μνar) Pacific oyster ( Crassostrea gigas )] ]

[F4ANNEX III U.K. List of third countries, territories, zones or compartments (1) (referred to in Article 10(1) and Article 11)

a

Apply to all fish species.

b

Apply only to Cyprinidae .

c

Apply not to fish species susceptible to or vector species for viral haemorrhagic septicaemia according to Part II of Annex IV to Directive 2006/88/EC.

d

Apply only to fish species susceptible to or vector species for viral haemorrhagic septicaemia according to Part II of Annex IV to Directive 2006/88/EC.

e

Provisional code that does not prejudice in any way the definitive denomination for this country, which will be agreed following the conclusion of the negotiations currently taking place on this subject at the United Nations.

f

Apply only to imports of ornamental fish which are not of susceptible species to any of the diseases listed in Part II of Annex IV to Directive 2006/88/EC, and ornamental molluscs and ornamental crustaceans, intended for closed ornamental facilities.

g

For the purposes of this Regulation United States includes Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and Northern Mariana Islands.]

Country/territory Aquaculture Species Zone/Compartment
ISO-code Name Fish Molluscs Crustaceans Code Description
AU Australia X a
BR Brazil X b
[F5CA Canada X CA 0 ( C ) Whole territory
CA 1 ( D ) British Columbia
CA 2 ( D ) Alberta
CA 3 ( D ) Saskatchewan
CA 4 ( D ) Manitoba
CA 5 ( D ) New Brunswick
CA 6 ( D ) Nova Scotia
CA 7 ( D ) Prince Edward Island
CA 8 ( D ) Newfoundland and Labrador
CA 9 ( D ) Yukon
CA 10 ( D ) Northwest Territories
CA 11 ( D ) Nunavut
CA 12 ( D ) Quebec]
CL Chile X a Whole country
CN China X b Whole country
CO Colombia X b Whole country
CG Congo X b Whole country
CK Cook Islands X f X f X f Whole country
[ F6 ]
HK Hong Kong X b Whole country
ID Indonesia X a Whole country
IL Israel X a Whole country
JM Jamaica X b Whole country
JP Japan X b Whole country
KI Kiribati X f X f X f Whole country
LK Sri Lanka X b Whole country
MH Marshall Islands X f X f X f Whole country
MK e the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia X b Whole country
MY Malaysia X b Peninsular, Western Malaysia
NR Nauru X f X f X f Whole country
NU Niue X f X f X f Whole country
NZ New Zealand X a Whole country
PF French Polynesia X f X f X f Whole country
PG Papua New Guinea X f X f X f Whole country
PN Pitcairn Islands X f X f X f Whole country
PW Palau X f X f X f Whole country
RU Russia X a Whole country
SB Solomon Islands X f X f X f Whole country
SG Singapore X b Whole country
ZA South Africa X a Whole country
TW Taiwan X b Whole country
TH Thailand X a Whole country
TR Turkey X a Whole country
TK Tokelau X f X f X f Whole country
TO Tonga X f X f X f Whole country
TV Tuvalu X f X f X f Whole country
US United States g X X US 0 c Whole country
X US 1 d Whole country, except the following states: New York, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Pennsylvania
X US 2 Humboldt Bay (California)
US 3 Netarts Bay (Oregon)
US 4 Wilapa Bay, Totten Inlet, Oakland Bay, Quilcence Bay and Dabob Bay (Washington)
US 5 NELHA (Hawaii)
WF Wallis and Futuna X f X f X f Whole country
WS Samoa X f X f X f Whole country

ANNEX IVU.K.

[F4PART A U.K. Model animal health certificate for the import into the European Union of aquaculture animals for farming, relaying, put and take fisheries and open ornamental facilities

PART B U.K. Model animal health certificate for the import into the European Union of ornamental aquatic animals intended for closed ornamental facilities]

PART CU.K.Model animal health certificate for transit/storage of live aquaculture animals, fish eggs and uneviscerated fish intended for human consumption

PART DU.K.Addendum for transport of live aquaculture animals by sea (To be completed and attached to the animal health certificate where transport to the European Community border includes transport by ship, even for part of the journey.)

[F7ANNEX V U.K. Explanatory notes

(a)

Certificates shall be issued by the competent authorities of the country of origin, based on the appropriate model set out in Annex II and IV to this Regulation taking into account the place of destination and use of the consignment after the arrival at the destination.

(b)

Considering the status of the place of destination as regards non-exotic diseases referred to in Part II of Annex IV to Directive 2006/88/EC in the EU Member State or diseases for which the place of destination has measures approved by to Decision 2010/221/EU approving national measures in accordance with Article 43 of Council Directive 2006/88/EC, the appropriate specific requirements shall be incorporated and completed in the certificate.

(c)

The Place of origin shall be the localisation of the farm or mollusc farming area where the aquaculture animals were reared reaching their commercial size relevant for the consignment covered by this certificate. For wild aquatic animals place of origin shall be the place of harvest.

(d)

Where the model certificate states that certain statements shall be kept as appropriate, statements which are not relevant, may be crossed out and initialled and stamped by the certifying officer, or completely deleted from the certificate.

(e)

The original of each certificate shall consist of a single sheet of paper, or, where more text is required it must be in such a form that all sheets of paper required are part of an integrated whole and indivisible.

(f)

For import into the Union from third countries, the original of the certificate and the labels referred to in the model certificate shall be drawn up in at least one of the official languages of the Member State of the border inspection post of introduction of the consignment into the Union and of the Member State of destination. However, those Member States may authorise the certificate to be drawn up in the official language of another Member State, and accompanied, if necessary, by an official translation.

(g)

Where additional sheets are attached to the certificate for the purpose of identifying the items making up the consignment, such additional sheets shall also be considered to form part of the original of the certificate, provided the signature and stamp of the certifying official inspector appear on each page.

(h)

When the certificate, including any additional sheets as referred to in (g), comprises more than one page, each page shall be numbered –x (page number) of y (total number of pages) on the bottom and shall bear the certificate reference number allocated by the competent authority on the top.

(i)

The original of the certificate must be completed and signed by an official inspector not more than 72 hours prior to loading of the consignment, or not more than 24 hours in those cases were the aquaculture animals must be inspected within 24 hours of loading. The competent authorities of the country of origin shall ensure that principles of certification equivalent to those laid down in Directive 96/93/EC are followed.

(j)

The colour of the signature shall be different from that of the printing. The same requirement shall apply to stamps other than embossed stamps or watermarks.

(k)

For import into the Union from third countries, the original of the certificate must accompany the consignment until it reaches the EU border inspection post. For consignments placed on the market within the Union, the original of the certificate must accompany the consignment until it reaches its final destination.

(l)

A certificate issued for live aquaculture animals shall be valid for 10 days from the date of issue. In the case of transport by ship, the time of validity is prolonged by the time of journey at sea. To that end, the original of a declaration by the ship's master, drawn up in accordance with the addendum drawn up in conformity with the model laid down in Part D of Annex IV, shall be attached to the animal health certificate.

(m)

Please note that the general conditions on the transport of animals laid down in Council Regulation (EC) No 1/2005 on the protection of animals during transport and related operations and amending Directives 64/432/EEC and 93/119/EC and Regulation (EC) No 1255/97 may, where applicable, require measures to be taken after entry into the Union if the requirements of that Regulation are not fulfilled.]

(1)

[F4According to Article 11 ornamental fish which are not of species susceptible to any of the diseases listed in Part II of Annex IV to Directive 2006/88/EC, and ornamental molluscs and ornamental crustaceans, intended for closed ornamental facilities, may also be imported into the Union from third countries or territories that are members of the World Organisation for Animal health (OIE).]

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