Tennessee Import Regulations


Last updated: 6/17/13

! 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.

State Aquaculture Contacts:        

Ed Watson
Tennessee Department of Agriculture
P. O. Box 40627
Nashville, TN 40627

Rob Todd
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
P. O. Box 40747
Nashville, TN 37204

Tennessee Aquaculture Association
Tennessee Aquarium
PO Box 11048
Chattanooga TN 37401

State Transport Regulations:

For importation of live fish see Rules of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Chapter 1660-1-18

Suggested review: Rules and Regulations for Fish Farming, Catch-out Operations, and Bait Dealers: Chapter 1660-1-26

Dressed catfish require proper label of origin; contact Ed Watson, Tennessee Department of Agriculture (above) for further information.

Best Management Practices (BMPs):

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Approved Aquatic Species List :

For partial list see Tennessee 1660-1-26
Contact Rob Todd, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (above) for further information.