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EU animal by-products regulation: competent authority authorisations

The EU Animal By-Products Regulation allows member states to derogate from the basic framework of animal by-products controls in specified areas provided certain conditions are met. Some types of derogation are provided for directly in the Animal By-Products (Enforcement) (Scotland) Regulations 2013. Others will be the subject of an authorisation issued by the Scottish Ministers.

EU animal by-products regulation: competent authority authorisations
Use of animal by-products and derived products for feeding purposes

A10: authorisation of conditions for using aquatic animals and aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates (a) as feed for farmed fish or aquatic invertebrates and (b) as fishing bait for aquatic animals and aquatic invertebrates

Dated: 24 January 2014 (updated 21 August 2014)

Authorisation A10

The Scottish Ministers for the Scottish Government, acting as the Competent Authority for Scotland in respect of the following EU Regulations:

  • Regulation (EC) No 1069/2009* of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 October 2009 laying down health rules as regards animal byproducts and derived products not intended for human consumption and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1774/2002
  • Commission Regulation (EU) No 142/2011* of 25 February 2011 implementing Regulation (EC) No 1069/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council

Authorisation of conditions for using aquatic animals and aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates (a) as feed for farmed fish or aquatic invertebrates and (b) as fishing bait for aquatic animals and aquatic invertebrates

In accordance with Point 2 of Chapter III of Annex X of Commission Regulation (EU) No 142/2011 the Scottish Ministers determines the conditions in respect of which aquatic animals and aquatic terrestrial  invertebrates which comply with parts (f), (i), (j) and (l) of Article 10 of Regulations (EC) No 1069/2009 may be used as:

(a) Feed for farmed fish or aquatic invertebrates

Aquatic animals and aquatic invertebrates which are aquatic animals (as defined) may be used for feed for farmed fish or for aquatic invertebrates subject to processing in accordance with Point 1(c), Chapter III of Annex X of Commission Regulation (EU) No 142/2011.

Other aquatic invertebrates and terrestrial invertebrates may be used as feed for farmed fish or for aquatic invertebrates without processing provided that the operator complies with the following conditions to prevent unacceptable risks for the transmission of diseases communicable to humans or animals:

1) The material for feeding must be handled separately and stored away from food, animal feed and other animal by-products not authorised for this purpose in order to prevent cross-contamination; and
2) Other farmed animals must not have access to the feeding material; and
3) Unused feeding material must be disposed of in accordance with the above regulations.

(b) Fishing bait

Aquatic animals and aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates may be used as fishing bait, including bait for aquatic invertebrates, without processing provided that the operator complies with the following conditions to prevent unacceptable risks for the transmission of diseases communicable to humans or animals:

4) The material for use as bait must be handled separately and stored away from food, animal feed and other animal by-products not authorised for this purpose in order to prevent cross-contamination; and
5) Other farmed animals must not have access to the bait; and
6) Where the material is to be used as fishing bait for farmed fish, the bait must not be of the same species as the fish which it intended to feed or catch; and
7) Unused bait must be disposed of in accordance with the above regulations.

This authorisation applies in Scotland.

*Enforced in Scotland by the Animal By-Products (Enforcement) (Scotland) Regulations 2013