We are testing a new beta website for gov.scot go to new site

Moving Fish Under Restrictions

Fish farmers whose sites are subject to movement restrictions (Initial Designation Notice, Confirmed Designation Notice, or Designated Area Order) must request permission to;

  • move any aquatic animal into or out of the designated area. This includes the movement of live and dead fish off site for harvest.
  • dispose of any dead aquatic animal which comes from that area
  • move any equipment, material or substance liable to transmit disease into or out of that area or any part of that area
  • move any means of transport liable to transmit disease into or out of that area or any part of that area

Not all restrictions will control all the movements detailed above. Please refer to each individual notice for details of the restrictions applied.

In addition to these restrictions a Staff Prohibition Notice may be served under Section 28 of The Aquatic Animal Health (Scotland) Regulations. It restricts the movement of any person from entering any confirmed designation area unless consented in the notice.

Permission to move fish covered by restrictions can be sought by completion of an application form which should be sent to the Fish Health Inspectorate Duty Inspector by fax, e-mail or post: contact details can be found on the personnel page. Permission to move equipment or have personnel added to a Staff Prohibition Notice can also be sought by emailing the Duty Inspector. Applications should be received at least two weeks prior to the proposed date of movement.

Relevant Documents