• Fish Health Unit Report of Activities Undertaken in 2018 and 2019

      Dore, W.; Power, A.; Kenny, E.; Bradley, F.; Cheslett, D.; White, S.; McCarthy, U.; Ruane, N. M. (Marine Institute, 2020)
      This report summarises the activities undertaken by the Fish Health Unit (FHU) of the Marine Institute (MI) in 2018 and 2019. The services of the FHU, undertaken on behalf of the State, are largely driven by European and national legislation on aquatic animal health. European Council Directive 2006/88/EC on animal health requirements for aquaculture animals lays down rules for the control of aquatic animal health within the EU. The directive is enacted in Irish Law by Statutory Instrument (SI) 261 of 2008. The MI is the Competent Authority (CA) responsible for implementation of aquatic animal health regulation in Ireland as described in these statutes. Aquatic animal health regulations in SI 261 of 2008 apply to finfish farms, shellfish farms, and put and take fisheries, and require that such aquaculture production businesses (APBs) obtain a Fish Health Authorisation (FHA) from the CA prior to operation.
    • Fish Health Unit Report of Activities Undertaken in 2020

      Doré, B.; Power, Ayesha; Kenny, E.; Bradley, F.; O’ Kane, Patricia; Cheslett, D.; White, S.; Swords, Fiona (Marine Institute, 2021)
      This report summarises the activities undertaken by the Fish Health Unit (FHU) of the Marine Institute (MI) in 2020. The services of the FHU, undertaken on behalf of the State, are largely driven by European and national legislation on aquatic animal health. In 2020, animal health requirements for aquaculture animals and rules for the control of aquatic animal health within the European Union (EU) was determined in Council Directive 2006/88/EC on animal health requirements for aquaculture animals lays down rules for the control of aquatic animal health within the EU. Council Directive 2006/88/EC was enacted in Irish Law by Statutory Instrument (SI) 261 of 2008. New Animal Health Law, Regulation (EU) 2016/429 and associated implementing regulations, replaced the regulatory framework provided by Directive 2006/88/EC in April 2021. However, this report covers FHU activities carried out in 2020 under Directive 2006/88/EC and associated national legislation. The MI is the Competent Authority (CA) responsible for implementation of aquatic animal health regulation in Ireland as described in these statutes.
    • Fish Health Unit Report of Activities Undertaken in 2021

      Doré, B.; Power, Ayesha; Kenny, E.; Bradley, F.; O’ Kane, Patricia; Clancy, Joshua; Cheslett, D.; White, S.; Swords, Fiona (Marine Institute, 2022)
      This report summarises the activities undertaken by the Fish Health Unit (FHU) of the Marine Institute (MI) in 2021. The services of the FHU, undertaken on behalf of the State, are largely driven by European legislation on aquatic animal health. New EU Animal Health Law came into force from April 21st 2021. Regulation (EU) 2016/429 lays down the rules for the prevention and control of animal diseases which are transmissible to animal or humans and has replaced the regulatory framework provided by Directive 2006/88/EC. The MI is the Competent Authority (CA) responsible for implementation of aquatic animal health regulation in Ireland.