Under the terms of the authorisation all movements of fish to and from fin-fish farms within Northern Ireland require the authorisation of the Department prior to the movement. Such movements are authorised by the Fisheries Inspectorate and require at least two working days prior notice to the proposed movement.
You can apply for a Movement Permit by one of the following;
- email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- telephoning the Fish Health Inspectorate at (028) 44618090 or Fish Health Admin Team at (028) 44618058
- complete notification of proposed fish movement form.
Movements of fish to or from the wild fishery in Northern Ireland (except Foyle and Carlingford Areas) also require a permit issued by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) under Section 14 of the Fisheries Act (NI) 1966.
Movements to or from the wild fishery in the Londonderry or Newry Areas require a permit issued by the Loughs Agency of the Foyle, Carlingford and Irish Lights Commission under Section 69 of the Foyle Fisheries Act (NI) 1952.
Records of fish movement
Records of all fish movements are retained by DAERA to enable movements within Northern Ireland to be traced in the event of a disease outbreak.