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Salmon And Sea Trout

Volume 940: debated on Monday 28 November 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the requirements for permission to import sea trout and salmon or their fry or ova from Great Britain or the Republic of Ireland into Northern Ireland in order to carry out a restocking programme.

Sea trout and salmon or their fry or ova cannot be imported into Northern Ireland from Great Britain without the following: (a) a health certificate from the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food; and (b) a permit authorising the import from the Department of Agriculture, Northern Ireland. This permit is issued when the Department is absolutely satisfied that there is no risk of introducing fish diseases into Northern Ireland.Imports from the Irish Republic only require the permit describe at (

b) above.