Applications for registration or approval of an Aquaculture Establishment

Date published: 23 November 2021

Regulation (EU) 2016/429 (The Animal Health Law) requires operators of all Aquaculture Establishments to be registered or approved with the Competent Authority (DAERA) before they commence activities. Detailed Guidance for completing the application forms is also provided.


If you are not clear as to whether your establishment is required to be approved or registered, you should seek advice from the Fish Health Inspectorate at or at 028 44 618089.

Applications should be made to DAERA by completing the appropriate form below and forwarding it, and the necessary supporting documentation, to DAERA.

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