The Alien and Locally Absent Species in Aquaculture (Scotland) Regulations make provision for the enforcement of Council Regulation (EC) No 708/2007 and for the notification of both an intended movement of an Annex IV species and the translocation of a locally absent species from within the United Kingdom.
The Regulations do exempt from the notification requirements, movements of 2 of the Annex IV listed species – Crassostrea gigas (Pacific oyster) and Oncorhynchus mykiss (rainbow trout).
For the other species listed, where measures are considered necessary to restrict the use of Annex IV species, the movement must be notified and may then be prohibited or allowed subject to any conditions by means of a notice or an environmental risk assessment may be requested.
In the case of a locally absent species, persons must also notify before the species is moved. They will then be advised by means of a notice if there are grounds for foreseeing threats to the environment due to the translocation. In such cases Council Regulation (EC) 708/2007 will apply and the individual must apply for a permit.
These Regulations allow for decisions concerning the grant of permits and notices concerning Annex IV species or locally absent species to be appealed. Permits (and notices in respect of Annex IV species) may also be amended or, where there is non-compliance, suspended or revoked. Enforcement notices may also be issued to require compliance.