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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 septicemia (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.)Entry Permit:
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.)
Testing is only required for viral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS) susceptible species. Susceptible species must test negative for viral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS) IF originating from the Great Lakes states and provinces: Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Ontario, and Quebec.
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 standard.
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 should be in place at the facility of origin.
Fish Hauler's Permit
+/- Aquaculture Permit
Trout and Salmon Tests
Other Species Tests