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Fish Health Approval

If you operate one of the following types of aquaculture establishments, you must obtain Fish Health Approval from the Marine Institute:

  • Fish, mollusc or crustacean farm
  • Aquaculture processing business which carries out sanitary slaughter
  • Purification or dispatch centre
  • Commercial aquarium
  • Quarantine facility
  • Ornamental fish wholesaler
  • Treatment Vessels

Public registers of approved establishments are published here by the Marine Institute.

Fish Health Approval is a requirement under Article 176 of the EU Animal Health Regulation 2016/429

You can apply here for Fish Health Approval.

Operators of put and take fisheries are required to register under Article 172 of Regulation (EU) 2016/429 with the Marine Institute prior to commencing activities on site by completing and submitting this application form.