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Regulations relating to Import and Export of Aquatic Organisms and Aquaculture Products (G.N. No. 70 of 2010).

Country/Territory
Namibia
Document type
Regulation
Date
2010
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Food & nutrition, Fisheries
Keyword
Aquaculture Mariculture Fish disease Animal health Food quality control/food safety Fish products International trade Inspection Authorization/permit Offences/penalties
Geographical area
Africa, South Atlantic, Southern Africa
Abstract

These Regulations, made under section 43 of the Aquaculture Act 2002 establish requirements for import of aquatic organisms (defined by the Act) and provide with respect to control of import and export of aquatic organisms. A person intending to import aquatic organisms must register as an importer and apply for an import permit in terms of these regulations. An application for an import permit must be made to the Minister in the form substantially corresponding with Annexure C. Before making a decision on an application for an import permit, the Minister may require an applicant to carry out a risk assessment in respect of the aquatic organisms to be imported. At the port of entry, an inspector or any other person authorised by law must carry out an inspection of an imported shipment. Operation of a facility to keep aquatic organism in quarantine requires a licence issued or an approval granted under these Regulations. Exportation of aquatic organisms also requires a permit and registration. Import and export of aquatic organisms or aquaculture products must be done at approved ports.

Full text
English
Website
www.lac.org.na

References - Legislation

Implements

Aquaculture Act (No. 18 of 2002).

Legislation | Namibia | 2002

Keyword: Aquaculture, Mariculture, Policy/planning, Institution, Authorization/permit, Aquatic animals, Alien species, Fish disease, International trade, Inspection, Offences/penalties, Drugs, Basic legislation, Animal health, Water quality standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX