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

Country/Territory
Mauritius
Document type
Regulation
Date
2012
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Food & nutrition, Fisheries
Keyword
Marine fisheries Fishery management and conservation Processing/handling Fish disease Cartilaginous fishes Foreign fishing 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, AFRICA FAO, Eastern Africa, Indian Ocean, Small Island Developing States
Abstract

These Regulations, made by the Minister under section 74 of the Fisheries and Marine Resources Act 2007, provide rules relative to the importation of fish and fish products into Mauritius. "Fish" shall not include mammals, reptiles and frogs. "Fish products" shall include any products derived from fish intended for human consumption or for animal feeding. An importer shall be registered with the (Permanent Secretary of) the Ministry of Fisheries. Criteria for registration are specified in the First Schedule. No person shall import any fish or fish product unless he or she complies with the general requirements specified in the Second Schedule. The consignment of fish or fish product intended for import shall be produced, caught, handled, processed, stored, packaged and transported under sanitary and hygienic standards: (a) specified in the Fourth Schedule (which includes also hygienic and storage requirements for fish handling on board of vessels); (b) as specified in the Codex Alimentarius – General Principles of Food Hygiene and the Code of Practice for Fish and Fishery Products; or (c) as may be set out by the Permanent Secretary. Consignments of fish shall be accompanied by a health certificate and packaged and labelled (including information for purposes of traceability) as specified in the Fifth Schedule. Other provisions of these Regulations concern inspections and testing. The Fourth and Sixth Schedule also set out quality criteria for fish.

Full text
English
Website
www.gov.mu

References - Legislation

Implements

Fisheries and Marine Resources Act 2007 (Act No. 27 of 2007).

Legislation | Mauritius | 2007

Keyword: Marine fisheries, Basic legislation, Fishery management and conservation, Mariculture, Fish disease, Fishing authorization, Registration, Fishing vessel, Marking/identification, Foreign fishing, Fishing gear/fishing method, Seasons, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties, Aquaculture, Wetlands, Marine area, Marine protected areas, Protected area, Ecosystem preservation, Management/conservation, Marine mammals, Turtles, Special fund

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

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

Legislation | Mauritius | 2016

Keyword: Fishery management and conservation, Aquaculture, Fish disease, Cartilaginous fishes, Landing, Marine fisheries, Foreign fishing, 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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Fisheries and Marine Resources (Import of Fish and Fish Products) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (GN No. 172 of 2019).

Legislation | Mauritius | 2019

Keyword: Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Food quality control/food safety, Fish products, International trade, Authorization/permit, Certification, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Fisheries and Marine Resources (Import of Fish and Fish Products) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (GN No. 179 of 2019).

Legislation | Mauritius | 2019

Keyword: Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Food quality control/food safety, Fish products, International trade, Authorization/permit, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings

Source: FAO, FAOLEX