Northern Ireland is declared disease free for the folllowing diseases.
- Viral Haemorrhagic Septicaemia (VHS)
- Infectious Haematopoietic Necrosis (IHN)
- Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA)
- Koi Herpes Virus (KHV)
- Bonamia Ostreae (with the exception of Lough Foyle and Strangford Lough)
- Spring Viraemia of Carp (SVC)
- Infection with Gyrodactylus salaris (GS)
- Bacterial Kidney Disease (BKD) – originally declared as additional guarantees under Commission Decision 2004/453/EC and now declared as disease free under Commission Decision 2010/221/EU
Koi Herpes Virus (KHV)
KHV became a compulsory notifiable disease in Northern Ireland on 27 March 2009 under the Aquatic Animal Health Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009.
Northern Ireland was declared disease-free from KOI Herpes virus (KHV) in 2012.
Three ornamental facilities in Northern Ireland have also achieved disease free status in respect of KHV. These are:
- Glenkrag Ltd (download declaration)
- Causeway Koi (download declaration)
- Clearly Aquatics (download declaration)
More details of these and the disease status of other aquaculture production businesses (APBs) can be found on the public register of APBs.
The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) is a competent authority for the purposes of making confirmed designations under Regulation 31 of the Aquatic Animal Health Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009.
You can view a list of designation notices issued by DAERA, see link below
This can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting the Fish Health Inspectorate on 028 44 618090.
More useful links
- Declaration from the UK for disease-free status for Ostreid herpesvirus (OsHV-1 uVAR) under Article 43 of Council Directive 2006/88/EC
- UK Declaration of a Disease-Free Zone for Northern Ireland, with regard to KHV DIsease Presented at SCOFCAH on 5th March 2013
- UK Declaration of a Category II surveillance programme in Northern Ireland with regard to KHV