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Fish Health


If you operate an aquaculture production business, or a commercial aquarium, you must obtain Fish Health Authorisation from the Marine Institute.

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Movement Application

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

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Import Application

If you intend to import ornamental aquatic animals, you must first register & notify us at least 24 hours prior to the consignment leaving the country of origin.

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