From 15 January 2022, the requirement for health attestation by an Official Veterinarian (OV) will apply to an extended range of commodities when exported to the EU or Northern Ireland, including live aquatic animals that are traded as live animals for aquaculture and the pet trade.
Currently, Fish Health Inspectors (FHI) are permitted to sign animal health certificates that
accompany consignments of live aquatic animals from Great Britain to EU member
the EU has introduced a new model Animal Health Certificate
‘AQUA-ENTRY-ESTAB/RELEASE/OTHER’, contained within Annex II of Regulation 2020/2236
and found here, which requires certification by an OV.
Live aquatic animals moving from Great Britain to Northern Ireland will also be required to
be accompanied by this certificate from 15 January 2022.
The types of aquatic animals that can be traded under the certificate include, for example:
We have a team who of vets who will be able to assist you and complete your export health certification requirements. We have sufficient spare capacity to meet your needs throughout Great Britain