National controls for the importing of molluscan shellfish, fish and lobsters

In addition to the documentation required under the EU fish health regime, imports of molluscan shellfish, fish and lobsters are also subject to national controls.

Molluscan shellfish

Shellfish being introduced into Northern Irish Waters, which are prohibited by the Molluscan Shellfish (Control of Deposit) Order (Northern Ireland) 1972 Order also require a Permit issued by Marine & Fisheries Division under Section 13 of the Fisheries Act (NI) 1966.  The Molluscan Shellfish Order prohibits the introduction of any molluscan shellfish into any designated waters which have been taken from shellfish beds outside the designated waters.

Fish

Any fish being introduced into any waters in Northern Ireland which are prohibited under the Prohibition of Introduction of Fish Order (Northern Ireland) 1979 also require a Permit issued by the Marine & Fisheries Division under Section 13 of the Fisheries Act (NI) 1966.  This Order prohibits the introduction of specified kinds of fish (including brook trout and certain carp) into any inland waters of Northern Ireland (excluding foyle and Carlingford Area).

Lobsters

Any person wishing to import lobsters into Northern Ireland requires a Permit issued under Section 13 of the Fisheries Act (NI) 1966 as the Lobsters (Prohibition of Introduction) Order (Northern Ireland) 1982 prohibits the introduction into Northern Ireland waters any lobsters taken from outside Northern Ireland waters.

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