Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service September 9, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia; Interstate Movement and Import Restrictions on Certain Live Fish
Document Number: E8-20852
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are establishing regulations to restrict the interstate movement and importation into the United States of live fish that are susceptible to viral hemorrhagic septicemia, a highly contagious disease of certain fresh and saltwater fish. In 2005 and 2006, viral hemorrhagic septicemia was detected in freshwater fish in several of the Great Lakes and related tributaries. The disease has been responsible for several large-scale die-offs of wild fish in the Great Lakes region. This action is necessary to prevent further introductions into, and dissemination within, the United States of viral hemorrhagic septicemia.
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