The Fish Health (Amendment) Regulations 1995

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Published: 1995-03-22

Statutory Instruments
1995 No. 886

RIVER, ENGLAND AND WALES
RIVER, SCOTLAND
SALMON AND FRESHWATER FISHERIES
SEA FISHERIES
The Fish Health (Amendment) Regulations 1995

Made
22nd March 1995

Laid before Parliament
27th March 1995

Coming into force
17th April 1995

The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the Secretary of State, being Ministers designated(1) for the purposes of section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972(2) in relation to the common agricultural policy of the European Community, acting jointly, in exercise of the powers conferred on them by the said section 2(2), and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, hereby make the following Regulations:

Title and commencement

1.  —These Regulations may be cited as the Fish Health (Amendment) Regulations 1995, and shall come into force on 17th April 1995.

Amendment of the Fish Health Regulations 1992

2.—(1) The Fish Health Regulations 1992(3) shall be amended in accordance with the provisions of this regulation.

(2) In paragraph (1) of regulation 14 (powers of veterinary inspector) for the words “Subject to regulation 9 of the Animals and Animal Products (Import and Export) Regulations 1992” there shall be substituted—

“Subject to regulation 10 of the Animals and Animal Products (Import and Export) Regulations 1993”(4).

(3) For Schedule 2 there shall be substituted the Schedule set out in Schedule 1 to these Regulations.

(4) For Schedule 3 there shall be substituted the Schedule set out in Schedule 2 to these Regulations.

(5) In Part I of Schedule 7 there shall be inserted the following new provisions after the entry relating to “Commission Decision 93/169/EEC”—

Commission Decision 94/306/EC of 16 May 1994 laying down the sampling plans and diagnostic methods for the detection and confirmation of certain mollusc diseases.

OJ No. L133, 28.5.94, p.51.

Commission Decision 94/450/EC of 24 June 1994 amending Decision 93/74/EEC concerning the status of Denmark with regard to infectious haematopoietic necrosis and viral haemorrhagic septicaemia.
OJ No. L187, 22.7.84 p.8.

Commission Decision 94/817/EC of 15 December 1994 amending Decision 92/538/EEC concerning the status of Great Britain and Northern Ireland with regard to infectious haematopoietic necrosis and viral haemorrhagic septicaemia.
OJ No. L337, 24.12.94, p.88.

Commission Decision 94/865/EC of 20 December 1994 amending Decision 93/44/EEC approving the programmes concerning spring viraemia of carp submitted by the United Kingdom, and defining the additional guarantees of certain fish species for consignment to Great Britain, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man and Guernsey.
OJ No. L352, 31.12.94, p.75.

Michael Jack
Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
22nd March 1995

Hector Monro
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Scottish Office
21st March 1995

Regulation 2
SCHEDULE 1

Regulation 7

SCHEDULE 2ZONES IN GREAT BRITAIN—LIVE FISH, EGGS AND GAMETES

Item

Zone(a)

Live fish, eggs and gametes(b)

Form of movement document

Diseases(a)

(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)

(a)
For the purpose of this schedule the “Island of Gigha” shall mean the area bounded by a continuous line drawn from a point at 55°44'.42" north latitude and 5°40'.50" west longitude; then in a westerly direction to a point at 55°44'.33" north latitude and 5°45'.14" west longitude; then in a south-westerly direction to a point at 55°40'.32" north latitude and 5°47'.54" west longitude; then in a south-easterly direction to a point at 55°36'.37" north latitude and 5°47'.04" west longitude; then in an easterly direction to a point at 55°36'.44" north latitude and 5°43'.27" west longitude; then in a north-easterly direction to a point at 55°41'.16" north latitude and 5°41'.31" west longitude; and then in a north-easterly direction to the point of beginning.

(b)
The common names of the fish referred to in this Schedule are as follows:

Name
Common Name

Salmonid sp.

Salmonids

Thymallus thymallus
Grayling

Coregonus sp.

Whitefishes

Esox lucius
Pike

Scophthalmus maximus
Turbot

Carassius auratus
Gold fish and all variants

Carassius carassius
Crucian Carp

Cyrprinus carpio
Common carp and all variants such as mirror carp, leather carp, koi carp and hygoi carp

Ctenopharyngodon idella
Grass carp

Hypophthalmichthys molitrix
Silver carp

Hypophthalmichthys nobilis
Bighead carp

Leuciscus idus
Orfe

Rutilus rutilus
Roach

Scardinius erythrophthalmus
Rudd

Siluris glanis
Wels Catfish

Tinca tinca
Tench

(c)
The full names of the disease in column 5 are—

(i)
Infectious haematopoietic necrosis (“IHN”).

(ii)
Viral haemorrhagic septicaemia (“VHS”).

(iii)
Spring viraemia of carp (“SVC”).

1
Great Britain excluding the Island of Gigha

Live farmed and wild fish of the species—

Salmonidsp.

Form A
IHN and VHS

2
Great Britain excluding the Island of Gigha

Eggs and gametes of farmed fish of the species—

Salmonidsp.

Form A or Form B
IHN and VHS

3
Great Britain excluding the Island of Gigha

Eggs and gametes of wild fish of the species—

Salmonidsp.

Form A
IHN and VHS

4
Great Britain excluding the Island of Gigha

Live farmed fish of the species—

Thymallus thymallus

Coregonus sp.

Scophthalmus maximus

Form A

Form E

VHS

IHN

5
Great Britain excluding the Island of Gigha

Live wild fish of the species—

Thymallus thymallus

Coregonus sp.

Scophthalmus maximus

Form A

Form F

VHS

IHN

6
Great Britain excluding the Island of Gigha

Eggs and gametes of farmed fish of the species—

Thymallus thymallus

Coregonus sp.

Scophthalmus maximus

Form A or Form B

Form E

VHS

IHN

7
Great Britain excluding the Island of Gigha

Eggs and gametes of wild fish of the species—

Thymallus thymallus

Coregonus sp.

Scophthalmus maximus

Form A

Form F

VHS

IHN

8
Great Britain excluding the Island of Gigha

Live farmed fish of the species—

Esox lucius

Form A

Form E

Form I

VHS

IHN

SVC

9
Great Britain excluding the Island of Gigha

Live wild fish of the species—

Esox lucius

Form A

Form F

Form I

VHS

IHN

SVC

10
Great Britain excluding the Island of Gigha

Eggs and gametes of farmed fish of the species—

Esox lucius

Form A or Form B

Form E

Form I

VHS

IHN

SVC

11
Great Britain excluding the Island of Gigha

Eggs and gametes of wild fish of the species—

Esox lucius

Form A

Form F

Form I

VHS

IHN

SVC

12
Great Britain excluding the Island of Gigha

Live farmed and wild fish of the species—

Esox lucius(fry only)

Form A

Form I

IHN and VHS

SVC

13
Great Britain excluding the Island of Gigha

Live farmed fish, their eggs and gametes of the following species—

Carassius auratus

Carassius carassius

Cyprinus carpio

Ctenopharyngodon idella

Hypophthalmichthys molitrix

Hypophthalmichthys nobilis

Leuciscus idus

Rutilus rutilus

Scardinius erythrophtalmus

Siluris glanis

Tinca tinca

Form E

Form I

IHN and VHS

SVC

14
Great Britain excluding the Island of Gigha

Live wild fish, their eggs and gametes of the following species—

Carassius auratus

Carassius carassius

Cyprinus carpio

Ctenopharyngodon idella

Hypophthalmichthys molitrix

Hypophthalmichthys nobilis

Leuciscus idus

Rutilus rutilus

Scardinius erythrophtalmus

Siluris glanis

Tinca tinca

Form F

Form I

IHN and VHS

SVC

15
Great Britain excluding the Island of Gigha

Live farmed fish, their eggs and gametes other than—

(1)
fish of the following species—

Salmonidsp.

Thymallus thymallus

Coregonussp.

Esox lucius (including fry)

Scophthalmus maximus

Carassius auratus

Carassius carassius

Cyprinus carpio

Ctenopharyngodon idella

Hypopthalmichthys molitrix

Hypophthalmichthys nobilis

Leuciscus idus

Rutilus rutilus

Scardinius erythrophtalmus

Siluris glanis

Tinca tinca

their eggs and gametes

(2)
ornamental tropical fish kept permanently in aquaria.

Form E
IHN and VHS

16
Great Britain excluding the Island of Gigha

Live wild fish, their eggs and gametes other than—

(1)
fish of the following species—

Salmonidsp.

Thymallus thymallus

Coregonusp.

Esox lucius (including fry)

Scophthalmus maximus

Carassius auratus

Carassius carassius

Cyprinus carpio

Ctenopharyngodon idella

Hypopthalmichthys molitrix

Hypophthalmichthys nobilis

Leuciscus idus

Rutilus rutilus

Scardinius erythrophtalmus

Siluris glanis

Tinca tinca

their eggs and gametes

(2)
ornamental tropical fish kept permanently in aquaria.

Form F
IHN and VHS

17
The Island of Gigha

Live farmed and wild fish of the species—

Salmonidsp.

Form A
IHN

18
The Island of Gigha

Eggs and gametes of wild fish of the species—

Salmonidsp.

Form A
IHN

19
The Island of Gigha

Eggs and gametes of wild fish of the species—

Salmonidsp.

Form A
IHN

20
The Island of Gigha

Live farmed fish of the species—

Thymallus thymallus

Coregonus sp.

Scophthalmus maximus

Form E
IHN

21
The Island of Gigha

Live wild fish of the species—

Thymallus thymallus

Coregonus sp.

Scophthalmus maximus

Form F
IHN

22
The island of Gigha

Eggs and gametes of farmed fish of the species—

Thymallus thymallus

Coregonus sp.

Scophthalmus maximus

Form E
IHN

23
The Island of Gigha

Eggs and gametes of wild fish of the species—

Thymallus thymallus

Coregonus sp.

Scophthalmus maximus

Form F
IHN

24
The Island of Gigha

Live farmed fish of the species—

Esox lucius

Form E

Form I

IHN

SVC

25
The Island of Gigha

Live wild fish of the species—

Esox Luciuss

Form F

Form I

IHN

SVC

26
The Island of Gigha

Eggs and gametes of farmed fish of the species—

Esox luciuss

Form E

Form I

IHN

SVC

27
The Island of Gigha

Eggs and gametes of wild fish of the species—

Esox luciuss

Form F

Form I

IHN

SVC

28
The Island of Gigha

Live farmed and wild fish of the species—

Esox luciuss (fry only)

Form A

Form I

IHN

SVC

29
The Island of Gigha

Live farmed fish, their eggs and gametes of the following species—

Carassius auratus

Carassius carassius

Cyprinus carpio

Ctenopharyngodon idella

Hypopthalmichthys molitrix

Hypophthalmichthys noblis

Leuciscus idus

Rutilus rutilus

Scardinius erythrophtalmus

Siluris glanis

Tinca tinca

Form E

Form I

IHN

SVC

30
The Island of Gigha

Live wild fish, their eggs and gametes of the following species—

Carassius auratus

Carassius carassius

Cyprinus carpio

Ctenopharyngodon idella

Hypopthalmichthys molitrix

Hypophthalmichthys nobilis

Leuciscus idus

Rutilus rutilus

Scardinius erythrophtalmus

Siluris glanis

Tinca tinca

Form F

Form I

IHN

SVC

31
Island of Gigha

Live farmed fish, their eggs and gametes other than—

(1)
fish of the following species—

Salmonidsp.

Thymallus thymallus

Coregonussp.

Esox lucius (including fry)

Scophthalmus maximus

Carassius auratus

Carassius carassius

Cyprinus carpio

Ctenopharyngoden idella

Hypopthalmichthys molitrix

Hypophthalmichthys nobilis

Leuciscus idus

Rutilus rutilus

Scardinius erythrophtalmus

Siluris glanis

Tinca tinca

their eggs and gametes

(2)
ornamental tropical fish kept permanently in aquaria.

Form E
IHN

32
The Island of Gigha

Live wild fish, their eggs and gametes other than—

(1)
fish of the following species—

Salmonidsp.

Thymallus thymallus

Coregonussp.

Esox lucius (including fry)

Scophthalmus maximus

Carassius auratus

Carassius carassius

Cyprinus carpio

Ctenopharyngodon idella

Hypopthalmichthys molitrix

Hypophthalmichthys nobilis

Leuciscus idus

Rutilus rutilus

Scardinius erythrophtalmus

Siluris glanis

Tinca tinca

their eggs and gametes

(2)
ornamental tropical fish kept permanetly in aquaria.

Form F
IHN

Regulation 2.
SCHEDULE 2

Regulation 8

“SCHEDULE 3ZONES IN GREAT BRITAIN—DEAD FISH

Item

Zone(a)

Dead fish(b)

Conditions(a)

(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)

(a)
For the purposes of this schedule the “Island of Gigha” shall mean the area bounded by a continuous line drawn from a point at 55°44'.42" north latitude and 5°40'.50" west longitude; then in a westerly direction to a point at 55°44'.33" north latitude and 5°45'14"west longitude; then in a south-westerly direction to a point at 55 40'.32" north latitude and 5°47'54" west longitude; then in a south-easterly direction to a point at 55°35'.37" north latitude and 5°47'.04" west longitude; then in a easterly direction to a point at 55°36".44' north latitude and 5°43'.26" west longitude; then in a north-easterly direction to a point at 55°41'.16" north latitude and 5°41'.31" west longitude; and then in a north-easterly direction to the point of beginning.

(b)
The common names of the fish referred to in this Schedule are as follows:

Name
Common Name

Salmonid sp.

Salmonids

Thymallus thymallus
Grayling

Coregonus sp.
Whitefishes

Pike
Esox lucius

Scophthalmus maximus
Turbot

(c)
The full names of the diseases in column 4 are set out in Schedule 1.”

1
Great Britain excluding the Island of Gigha

Dead fish of the species—

Salmonid sp.

Thymallus thymallus

Coregonus sp.

Esox lucius

Scophthalmus maximus

The fish was slaughtered and eviscerated prior to despatch.

2
Great Britain excluding the Island of Gigha

Dead uneviscerated fish of the species—

Salmonidsp.

The fish is from an approved zone or an approved farm free of IHN and VHS and was slaughtered prior to despatch.

3
Great Britain excluding the Island of Gigha

Dead uneviscerated fish of the species—

Esox lucius(fry only)

The fish is from an approved zone or an approved farm free of IHN and VHS and was slaughtered prior to despatch.

4
Great Britain excluding the Island of Gigha

Dead uneviscrated fish of the species—

Thymallus thymallus Coregonussp.

Esox lucius(other than fry)

Scophthalmus maximus

The fish is from an approved zone or an approved farm free of VHS and was slaughtered prior to despatch.

5
The Island of Gigha

Dead fish of the species—

Salmonoidsp.

The fish was slaughtered and eviscerated prior to despatch.

6
The Island of Gigha

Dead uneviscerated fish of the species—

Salmonidsp.

The fish is from an approved zone or an approved farm free of IHN and was slaughtered prior to despatch.

7
The Island of Gigha

Dead uneviscerated fish of the species—

Esox lucius(fry only)

The fish is from an approved zone or an approved farm free of IHN and was slaughtered prior to despatch.

8
The Island of Gigha

Dead fish (whether uneviscerated or not) of the species—

Thymallus thymallus

Coregonus sp.

Esox luciuis (other than fry)

Scophthalmus maximus

None.

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations amend the Fish Health Regulations 1992 (“the principal Regulations”) so as to implement Commission Decisions 948/817/EC (OJ No. L337, 24.12.94, p 88) and 94/865/EC (OJ No. L352, 31.12.94, p.75).
The Regulations:
(a)provide for the substitution of Schedule 2 to the principal Regulations;
(b)provide for the substitution of Schedule 3 to the principal Regulations;
(c)provide for the amendment of Schedule 7 to the principal Regulations;
(d)Update the reference in regulation 14(1) of the principal Regulations to the Animals and Animal Products (Import and Export) Regulations 1992.


(1)
S.I. 1972/1811.

(2)
1972 c. 68.

(3)
S.I. 1992/3300, as amended by S.I. 1993/2255 and S.I. 1994/1448.

(4)
S.I. 1993/3247.
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