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.
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.