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Fisheries and Marine Resources (Import of Fish and Fish Products) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 (GN No. 34 of 2016).

Document type
Original source
Government Gazette of Mauritius No. 21 of March 2016.
Food & nutrition, Fisheries
Fishery management and conservation Aquaculture Fish disease Cartilaginous fishes Landing Marine fisheries Foreign fishing Animal health Hygiene/sanitary procedures Food quality control/food safety Fish products International trade Authorization/permit Certification Standards Residues Toxicity/poisoning Registration Transport/storage Packaging/labelling Traceability/product tracing Inspection Offences/penalties Codex Alimentarius
Geographical area
Africa, Eastern Africa, Indian Ocean, Small Island Developing States

These Regulations amend the Fisheries and Marine Resources (Import of Fish and Fish Products) Regulations 2012 dealing with health, hygiene and quality standards for imported fish products. They, among other things; amend the definition of "traceability", add definitions of "biotoxins", "CITES", "Codex Alimentarius", and "contaminant"; modify the conditions for import of fish; provide with respect to registration with the Permanent Secretary as a trader. A health certificate issued by the Competent Authority shall be as specified in Codex Alimentarius or as the Permanent Secretary may determine. As for requirements for fish originating from aquaculture, aquaculture establishments shall operate in a responsible way and comply with the recommendations of the FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries in order to minimise any adverse impact on human health and the environment, including any potential ecological changes. No fish shall contain residues of veterinary drugs above the maximum residue limits specified in the Codex Alimentarius. Every fish or fish product imported into Mauritius shall be properly labelled to indicate, among other things, the fishing area or FAO fishing zone. A fishery Inspector may verify if there is evidence that the fish is originating from illegal, unreported or unregulated fishing.

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Fisheries and Marine Resources (Import of Fish and Fish Products) Regulations 2012 (GN No. 27 of 2012).

Legislation | Mauritius | 2012

Keyword: Marine fisheries, Fishery management and conservation, Processing/handling, Fish disease, Cartilaginous fishes, Foreign fishing, Animal health, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Food quality control/food safety, Fish products, International trade, Authorization/permit, Certification, Standards, Residues, Toxicity/poisoning, Registration, Transport/storage, Packaging/labelling, Traceability/product tracing, Inspection, Offences/penalties, Codex Alimentarius