Controls on the Keeping or Release of Non-Native Fish in England and Wales

New inclusions are likely to the 1998 Order on the introduction and keeping of non-native fishes.

Whilst the Federation of British Aquatic Societies has kept abreast of developments, proffered its views and, where justified, agreed with certain recommendations it is obligated to inform Member Societies of their responsibilities to the 1998 Order.
A notice waiving host Societiesíresponsibilities for exhibitors not in possession of the necessary licence to keep any affected species on the bench could be displayed at Open Shows or included in Show Schedules.

Show Organisers may ask to see exhibitorsí licences where applicable or place a sticker - bringing attention to the 1988 Order requirement - on any exhibit containing an affected species.

A LICENCE IS NEEDED FOR ALL FISHES INCLUDING THOSE ALREADY IN YOUR POSSESSION
NO MATTER HOW LONG YOUíVE HAD THEM

The information on the following pages is based on material issued by    part of the Environmental Agency, DEFRA.

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