In addition, as detailed in Annex I to Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/260 Northern Ireland is regarded as being free from certain diseases affecting aquatic animals and for which there are national measures approved in accordance with Article 226(3) of Regulation (EU) 2016/429. Currently these diseases are:
- Koi herpes virus disease (KHV)
- Spring Viraemia of Carp (SVC)
- Bacterial Kidney Disease (BKD)
- Gyrodactylus salaris (GS)
DAERA is responsible for taking measures to prevent or limit the spread and control of aquatic animal diseases. Where a disease is suspected / confirmed, this is carried out by way of designation notices.
You can view the list of designation notices issued by DAERA, see link below
The shellfish disease status of Northern Ireland sea loughs can be viewed at this link.
Further information can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting the Fish Health Inspectorate on 028 4461 8089.