State Import Regulations

North Central Region Aquaculture Contacts, Transport Regulations, and Approved Aquatic Species

 

! Important Notice !
Aquaculturists transporting or selling aquatic animals are responsible for following current regulations required by each state in which the activity occurs (selling or transporting) and are advised to contact state regulatory agencies responsible for permitting these activities.

This survey was conducted by researchers at Michigan State University, and will be updated as additional information is obtained through the term of this extension project (September 2009).  For industry liaison services or website updates contact the NCRAC extension project coordinators listed below. 

In September, 2003, at the request of the North Central Regional Aquaculture Center's Industry Advisory Committee, a survey was conducted in the 12 North Central Region states and 9 surrounding states for the purpose of obtaining current information regarding regional:

 

        -  State Aquaculture Contacts and Coordinators

        -  Fish Health Certification

        -  Aquaculture Transportation Requirements

        -  Aquaculture Best Management Practices (BMPs)

        -   Approved Aquatic Species

 

In 2008, NCRAC’s Regional Aquaculture Extension Specialist undertook a more extensive effort to update aquaculture contact information, importation requirements, fish health certification requirements,  baitfish regulations and aquaculture facility licensing.  As of September 1, 2008, this process has been completed for the 12 NCR states.  Adjacent states will be completed ASAP.  To date, there are no BMPs for aquaculture reported for individual states.  State-adopted BMPs will be listed once/if they become available.

 

This survey was conducted by researchers at Michigan State University, and will be updated as additional information is obtained through the term of this extension project (September 2009).  For industry liaison services or website updates contact the NCRAC extension project coordinators listed below. 

 

Chris Weeks

PhD, Michigan State University

Regional Aquaculture Extension Specialist, NCRAC

Michigan State University

517-353-2298

weekschr@msu.edu

                      

Project support provided by the USDA/National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)