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Update on Crayfish Plague in Ireland

Crayfish Plague is recognised as an existential threat to the survival of the globally threatened white-clawed crayfish, Austropotamobius pallipes, which is the only crayfish species native to Ireland. Crayfish plague is a highly infectious lethal disease caused by a fungal-like organism, Aphanomyces astaci, which infects white-clawed crayfish and can cause up to 100% mortality. The latest information on the presence of crayfish plague in Ireland can be found here.

Fish Health Report of Activities Undertaken in 2022

The Fish Health Unit Report of Activities Undertaken in 2022 has now been published. This report outlines the activities undertaken last year by the Fish Health Unit of the Marine Institute.

European Commission on Animal Health Law

Regulation (EU) 2016/429 on transmissible animal diseases (“Animal Health Law”) entered into application on 21 April 2021. In support of the implementation of the Animal Health Law, and to help raise awareness on different parts of the new EU animal health legislation, the European Commission has prepared a set of information material that can be accessed online.

‘Check, Clean, Dry’ Campaign to protect Irish Waterways

'Check, Clean, Dry' Campaign to protect Ireland's waterways launched in January 2022

New EU Animal Health Law – from April 21st 2021

The new EU Animal Health Regulation 2016/429 applies from April 21st 2021. The Regulation lays down rules for the prevention and control of animal diseases which are transmissible to animals or humans.

Exporting to Great Britain

Animal health requirements for exports to Great Britain.

BREXIT NOTICE: Certification of Fish and Shellfish from January 1st 2021

Animal Health Certification requirements for Fish/Shellfish moving between Ireland and Great Britain, and to the EU through the UK Landbridge.

UK Landbridge: Moving live fish/shellfish to mainland Europe via Great Britain

Animal Health requirements for movements of live fish/shellfish to continental Europe through the UK Landbridge for on-growing, farming, depuration or relaying.

COVID-19: Fish Health Unit - Service Update

Details of changes to FHU services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Recent Outbreak of Koi Herpesvirus disease (KHV)

An outbreak of Koi Herpesvirus in Koi Carp was recently confirmed by the Marine Institute in a private garden pond in the Midlands.