Notifiable diseases are those listed in Part II, Annex IV of Council Directive 2006/88/EC, as amended, or Schedule 1 of the Aquatic Animal Health (Scotland) Regulations 2009. Directive 2006/88/EC classifies notifiable diseases into two categories. Each category has its own set of criteria. This regulates disease control and ensures the safe movement of aquatic animals and the placement of aquaculture products on the market. The diseases listed in Schedule 1 are currently covered by Additional Guarantees issued under Council Directive 91/67/EEC.
These are exotic to the European Community and have the potential for significant economic consequences in aquaculture or have potential to cause detrimental environmental effects to wild species if they occur in the European community.
These are present in some parts of the European Community and have either, the potential for significant economic consequences in aquaculture or the potential to cause detrimental environmental effects to wild species if they occur in regions where they aren't currently found.
- Other Notifiable Diseases
These are diseases that are present in parts of the European Community and are currently controlled by Community legislation (Decision 2010/221/EU as amended). They may also result in economic or environmental damage.