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NRAC# 113

Fish Health Inspections: What are They?

Paul R. Bowser

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The topic of fish health inspections has received significant attention in the northeast region of the United States in recent years. The requirement for fish health inspections to enable the movement of live fish in interstate commerce has a wide range of implications on both commercial and governmental aquaculture. The purpose of this document is to describe, for the private producer, what a fish health inspection is and what it is not. A thorough knowledge of the issues associated with fish health inspections is crucial for any individual who might plan to participate in the interstate commerce of live fish or fish products (i.e. eggs).
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