901:1-17-13 Fish.

(A) No person shall import into Ohio fish, viable eggs, or sperm of the family salmonidae and their hybrids unless, all of the following requirements are met:

(1) The shipment is accompanied by a permit issued by the chief, division of animal health or his designee in accordance with paragraph (P) of rule 901:1-17-02 of the Administrative Code; and

(2) They are accompanied by a fish health inspection and testing report signed by a certified fish health inspector or veterinarian verifying that the facility has been inspected by either a licensed accredited veterinarian or a certified fish health inspector and tested by an accredited laboratory in accordance with the requirements of rule 901:1-17-14 of the Administrative Code within twelve months of the date of import and found negative to the following dangerously contagious or infectious diseases:

(a) Ceratomyxosis (Ceratomyxa shasta), when originating from a state or zone where it has been reported;

(b) Infectious hematopoietic necrosis;

(c) Infectious pancreatic necrosis;

(d) Infectious salmon anemia, when originating from a state or zone where it has been reported;

(e) Proliferative kidney disease, when originating from a state or zone where it has been reported;

(f) Viral hemorrhagic septicemia; and

(g) Whirling disease (Myxobolus cerebralis).

(3) They are free of any evidence of any of the dangerously contagious or infectious disease listed in paragraphs (A)(1)(a) to (A)(1)(g) of this rule at the time they are imported.

(4) No fish, viable eggs, or sperm from any source have been introduced into the facility subsequent to the inspection and testing required under paragraph (A)(1) of this rule that have not been inspected and tested in accordance with the requirements of paragraph (A)(1) of this rule within twelve months prior to entry into the facility and found to be negative to the diseases listed in paragraphs (A)(1)(a) to (A)(1)(g) of this rule.

(5) Viable fish eggs will be exempt from paragraphs (A)(2)(a) and (A)(2)(e) of this rule, provided the eggs undergo proper disinfections prior to shipment in accordance with paragraph (B)(1) of this rule.

(B) No person shall import fish eggs of the family salmonidae from either a facility or a water source where whirling disease has been found unless:

(1) The fish eggs are surface disinfected when shipped and disinfected again when received with a one hundred milligram per liter solution of active iodine for ten minutes; and

(2) The fish eggs are transported in new containers and water free of the causative agent for whirling disease.

Effective: 12/01/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/03/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 941.03
Rule Amplifies: 941.10
Prior Effective Dates: 7/1/2004, 02/06/2006