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Fish Health


If you operate an aquaculture establishment that falls within categories as listed here, you must obtain Fish Health Approval from the Marine Institute.

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Movement Application

All movements within Ireland and imports/exports of aquaculture animals for ongrowing & further processing must be notified to the Marine Institute in advance.

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Import Application

If you intend to import ornamental aquatic animals, you must first register with the Marine Institute as an ornamental importer.

Important Notices


The Fish Health Unit is committed to quality and efficiency in the service we provide in implementing Fish Health Legislation while holding ISO 9001 Certification. Our Quality Policy Statement can be viewed here.


We aim to continually improve any areas of this service where possible and we welcome your feedback.  You can provide your feedback by completing our Customer Feedback Questionnaire (or by emailing your specific feedback to