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Registration of Non-Commercial Installations Operated by an Aquaculture Production Business (NCB)

Your legal obligation

The Aquatic Animal Health (Scotland) Regulations 2009 allows for a derogation that requires the registration of an Aquaculture Production Business that is operating non-commercial installations (NCBs).

NCBs are defined as businesses in which aquatic animals are kept with no intention of placing them on the market, and include:

· wild fish hatcheries not involved in moving aquatic animals out of the catchment

· universities and research establishments not moving animals off site

· installations holding aquatic animals with direct contact to natural waters, not involved in placing on the market