You can apply for an Export Health Certificate (EHC) for EU Member States and non- EU Member States (Third Countries) for aquaculture animals and aquaculture products by following the instructions below.

Before you start

Aquaculture animal’ means any aquatic animal at any stage of its life, including eggs and sperm/gametes, dead, reared in a farm or mollusc farming area, including any aquatic animal from the wild intended for a farm or mollusc farming area.

Aquaculture products’ means any product derived from ‘aquaculture animals’.

NB: Live oysters for direct human consumption are certified by Local Authority Environmental Health Officers  - see the Fish and Seafood Products – exports for human consumption for further details.

For export to Non-EU Third Countries, please use the green application button at the bottom of this page to start your application.

How to apply for an EHC

For movement or export to EU Member States, please use the link below:

Complete the application form and e-mail it to:

EHCs  are issued by DAERA Fish Health Inspectorate (FHI). .Applications must be submitted  at least two  working days before the proposed date of movement to allow the FHI  to plan an inspection of your consignment before export.

If you require any  assistance or further advice/information please contact:

Fisheries Inspectorate
Rathkeltair House
Market Street
BT30 6AJ

Telephone: 028 4461 8089


Disease status for aquaculture exports

The disease status of marine areas in which aquaculture products are harvested in Northern Ireland can be viewed at the following link: Northern Ireland Marine Disease Control Compartments

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