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Indiana Entry Health Requirements
The following is a summary of Indiana's animal health laws governing the importation of select species of fish into Indiana. For additional information, contact the Indiana State Board of Animal Health at (317) 544-2395 or click here to submit an e-mail inquiry.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) maintains a list of fish species considered susceptible to viral hemorrhagic septcaemia (VHS). Those species must adhere to the following entry requirements. For a list of species, click here.
Certificate of Veterinary Inspection:
None. (See Other Requirements below.)
BOAH Pre-Entry Permit Application must be completed and submitted at least 14 days before the proposed date of movement with all required documentation. (Print or download, listed below, the following permit application and submit to the address on the form.)
Must test negative for viral hemorrhagic septicaeimia (VHS)
· negative tests for VHS must be obtained on 60 fish samples from a lot size of 2000 or more*, (annually) according to AFS-FHS Bluebook standards
· negative tests for VHS must be obtained on 150 fish samples from the facility if the facility, contains 100,000 fish or more*, (twice annually) according to OIE standards
*Contact BOAH for specific numbers, if the lot or farm contains fewer fish than the listed totals, or for more information. A valid Pre-Entry Permit must be in possession of the hauler while the fish are being transported.
Biosecurity protocol in place at the facility of origin.
Required statement from competent authority from state-of-origin or on a state-of-origin Certificate of Veterinary Inspection:
"Representative samples were collected in accordance with OIE / AFS Blue Book (specify one) specifications and laboratory testing of these samples for VHS was also performed in compliance with OIE / AFS Blue Book (specify one) specifications."
Fish Hauler's Permit
+/- Aquaculture Permit
Trout and Salmon Tests
Other Species Tests