Full Title Name:  State of New Hampshire. Office of Legislative Services. Division of Administrative Rules. Fish and Game Department. Chapter Fis 800. The Importation, Possession and Use of All Wildlife. Part Fis 803. Importation of Wildlife

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Country of Origin:  United States Citation:  N.H. Code Admin. R. Fis 803.01 - .14 Agency Origin:  New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Last Checked:  July, 2017 Date Adopted:  1992
Summary:

These New Hampshire regulations require an importation permit for any controlled species that are imported into the state; these regulations also state that a permit is not required for a non-controlled species, which are listed in the regulations, and that a prohibited species, which are also listed in the regulations, cannot be imported into the state with or without a permit. The regulations also state the requirements for obtaining an importation permit, the provisions for importing certain species, the pathological standards for inspecting imported fish, and what needs to be included in the form to obtain an importation permit.

PART FIS 803. IMPORTATION OF WILDLIFE

Fis 803.01 Part Definitions.

Fis 803.02 Compliance Requirements.

Fis 803.03 Non-controlled Species - Importation.

Fis 803.04 Prohibited Species - Importation.

Fis 803.05 Permits to Import Wildlife.

Fis 803.06 Controlled Species - Importation.

Fis 803.07 Importation of Wildlife, Other Than Fish.

Fis 803.08 Importation of Fish.

Fis 803.09 Pathological Inspections for Fish.

Fis 803.10 Pathological Inspection Report for Fish.

Fis 803.11 Notification of Import of Wildlife.

Fis 803.12 Permit to Import Wildlife Forms.

Fis 803.13  Fees.

 

 

Fis 803.01 Part Definitions.

(a) “Salmonids” means all species and hybrids of the family Salmonidae, a list of which is available in the American Fisheries Society, Special Publication No. 34, “A List of Common and Scientific Names of Fishes from the United States, Canada and Mexico”, Seventh Edition 2013.

(b) “Warmwater species of fish” for purposes of this part means those species of fish of the following families:

(1) Centrarchidae;

(2) Esocidae;

(3) Percidae;

(4) Ictaluridae;

(5) Moronidae

(c) “Zone 1” means the area that includes the continental United States and Canada excluding the states or provinces listed in zone 2.

(d) “Zone 2” means the area that includes the states of Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Alaska, British Columbia or any European country.

Source. (See Revision Note at chapter heading for Fis 800) rpld by #5507, eff 11-20-92; ss by #6889, eff 11-21-98; EXPIRED: 11-21-06

New. #8767, INTERIM, eff 11-22-06, EXPIRED: 5-21-07

New. #8893, eff 6-5-07; amd by #10541, eff 4-1-14; paras. (b)-(d) EXPIRED: 6-5-15; ss by #10868, INTERIM, eff 6-25-15, EXPIRED: 12-22-15

New. #11029, eff 1-26-16

 

Fis 803.02 Compliance Requirements.

(a) All wildlife imported into the state shall be in compliance with any requirements of the New Hampshire department of agriculture, US Department of Agriculture and the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Source. (See Revision Note at chapter heading for Fis 800) #5507, eff 11-20-92; ss by #6889, eff 11-21-98; amd by #8431, eff 9-20-05; EXPIRED: 11-21-06 (except para. (b)(5)c.); ss by #8767, INTERIM, eff 11-22-06, EXPIRED: 5-21-07

New. #8893, eff 6-5-07, EXPIRED: 6-5-15

New. #10868, INTERIM, eff 6-25-15, EXPIRED: 12-22-15

New. #11029, eff 1-26-16

 

Fis 803.03 Non-controlled Species - Importation.

 

 

(a) A permit to import wildlife shall not be required for any person to import wildlife designated as non-controlled as specified in Fis 803.03(b).

(b) For purposes of this part, the following species or groups of wildlife shall be designated as non-controlled:

(1) Ornamental aquarium fish, both fresh and marine, that shall be kept in a closed system;

(2) Non-indigenous amphibians;

(3) Western Hognose Snake.

(4) Non-venomous reptiles, except the following:

a. Indigenous reptile species listed in Table 800.1;

b. Alligator (Alligatoridae, spp.);

c. Crocodile (Crocodylidae, spp.);

(5) Non-living indigenous amphibians and reptiles, listed in Table 800.1for category 1;

(6) The following birds:

a. Cockatiel (Nymphieus hollandicus);

b. Canaries (Serinus spp);

c. Parrots (Psittaciformes);

d. Parakeets (Budgerigar);

e. Mynah Birds (Acridotheres spp.);

f. Finches (Estrildidae);

g. Pekin robins (Leiothrix lutea);

h. Weavers (Placeidae);

i. Toucans (Ramphastiske);

j. Button quail (Turnicidae)

k. Pigeons and doves (Columbiformes), exotic;

l. Feral pigeons (Columba domestica and C. livia);

m. Emu (Dromaius novaehollandire);

n. Ostrich (Struthio camelus);

o. Rhea (Rheidae);

p. Exotic migratory, except mute swans;

q. Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos);

r. Gallinaceous Birds, except:

1. Grouse, Ruffed (Bonasa umbellus);

2. Grouse, Spruce (Dendragapus canadensis);

(7) The following mammals:

a. Bison (Bison bison; B.bonasus);

b. Wild Boar (Sus scrofa);

c. Camel (Camelus spp.)

d. Caribou/Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus);

e. Chinchillas, domesticated (Chinchilla spp);

f. Degus (Octodon degus);

g. Deer, Fallow (Dama dama);

h. Deer, Red (Cervus elaphus);

i. Deer, Sika (Cervus nippon);

j. Elk (Cervus elaphus canadensis);

k. Gerbils, domesticated (Cavia spp);

l. Guanco (Lama quanicoe);

m. Guinea pigs, domesticated (Cavia spp);

n. Hamsters, domesticated (Cricetus cricetus);

o. Mice, domesticated (Mus musculus);

p. Rats, domesticated (Rattus norvegicus and Rattus rattus);

q. Ferrets, domesticated (Mustela putoricus furo);

r. Llamas (Lama glama);

s. Alpacas (Lama pacos);

t. Pot belly pigs, domesticated;

u. Rabbits, domesticated;

v. African pigmy hedgehog;

w. Sugar glider (Petaurus breviceps);

x. Tenrec (Tenrec ecaudatus);

y. Yak (Bos grunniens);

z. Zebra (Equus burchelli, E. grevyi, E. zebra); and

aa. Asian water buffalo (Babalus bubalis)

(8) All marine species originating in the western portion of the North Atlantic Ocean and connected saltwater bays and estuaries, except anadromous and catadromous species.

Source. (See Revision Note at chapter heading for Fis 800) #5507, eff 11-20-92; ss by #6191, eff 2-22-96; ss by #6889, eff 11-21-98, EXPIRED 11-21-06

New. #8767, INTERIM, eff 11-22-06, EXPIRED: 5-21-07

New. #8893, eff 6-5-07 (from Fis 803.02); amd by #10541, eff 4-1-14; EXPIRED: 6-5-15 (except para. (b)(5)d.); ss by #10868, INTERIM, eff 6-25-15, EXPIRED: 12-22-15

New. #11029, eff 1-26-16

 

Fis 803.04 Prohibited Species - Importation. 

(a) No person shall import wildlife that has been designated as prohibited pursuant to Fis 803.04(b) or Fis 803.05(b).

(b) For the purposes of this part, the following species or groups of wildlife shall be designated as prohibited:

(1) The following invertebrates:

a. Zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha, D. bugensis);

b. Spiny waterflea (Bythotrephes cederstroemi);

c. Fishhook waterflea (Cercopagis pengoi);

d. All non-indigenous crayfish; and

e. Asiatic clam (Corbicula fluminea);

(2) The following fish:

a. Walking catfish (Clarias batrachus);

b. White amur/grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella);

c. Black carp (Mylopharyngodaon piceus);

d. European rudd (Scardinius erythophthalmus); and

e. Round goby (Neogobius melanostomus);

f. Tubenose goby (Proterhinus marmoratus);

g. Ruffe (Gymnocephalus cernuus);

h. Snakeheads (Family: Channidae)

i. Bighead carp (Hypophthalmichthys nobilis); and

j. Silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix);

(3) The following mammals and their hybrids:

a. Deer, white-tailed (Odocoileus virginianus);

b. Moose (Alces alces); and

c. Raccoon dog (Nyctercutes procyonides).

Source. #5721, eff 10-14-93 (renumbered by #6889, formerly Fis 803.041), EXPIRED: 10-14-99

New. #8893, eff 6-5-07 (from Fis 803.03); amd by #10541, eff 4-1-14; paras. (a) and (b)(1)-(3) EXPIRED: 6-5-15; ss by #10868, INTERIM, eff 6-25-15, EXPIRED: 12-22-15

New. #11029, eff 1-26-16

 

Fis 803.05 Permits to Import Wildlife. 

(a) No live wildlife or their hybrids, designated as controlled, or the eggs or progeny thereof, shall be imported into the state for any purposes without a permit to import wildlife or except as otherwise permitted under RSA 207:1-a, RSA 214:34-d, RSA 209-A:3, IV, and Fis 810.07(d).

(b) All species not specifically designated and listed under the categories of non-controlled, prohibited, or controlled shall be designated as prohibited.

(c) The executive director shall review each application to import wildlife and shall make a determination as to whether such importation shall be permitted. No permit shall be issued if there is any significant disease, genetic, ecological, environmental, health, safety, or welfare risks to the public or other wildlife species.

(d) An application for a permit to import wildlife for any species designated as controlled shall be submitted to the department no less than 30 days in advance of the requested importation date.

(e) Applicants for a permit to import wildlife who already hold a permit to possess, propagate, exhibit or other special permit shall provide such permit number on the application to import as evidence that the applicant holds the necessary permits to possess and/or release wildlife.

(f) A permit to import wildlife shall expire December 31 of the year issued.

(g) Wildlife determined by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to be endangered or threatened and those treated as endangered or threatened because they are sufficiently similar in appearance to endangered or threatened species shall be prohibited from importation into New Hampshire without first obtaining the appropriate federal permit pursuant to 50 CFR 17.

Source. (See Revision Note at chapter heading for Fis 800) #5507, eff 11-20-92; amd by #5721, eff 10-14-93; ss by #6889, eff 11-21-98, EXPIRED: 11-21-06

New. #8767, INTERIM, eff 11-22-06, EXPIRED: 5-21-07

New. #8893, eff 6-5-07, EXPIRED: 6-5-15

New. #10868, INTERIM, eff 6-25-15, EXPIRED: 12-22-15

New. #11029, eff 1-26-16

 

Fis 803.06 Controlled Species - Importation.

(a) A permit to import wildlife shall be required for all species, including hybrids, designated as controlled as cited in Table 800.01.

(b) A permit shall be issued only to a person in the permittee category(ies), as defined in Fis 802.01, and cited in Table 800.1 below:

 

 

Table 800.1 Controlled Species Table
 
PERMITTEE CATEGORY
SPECIES
SCIENTIFIC NAME
 
     
Amphibians
1,5
American toad
Anaxyrus americanus
 
 
5
Fowler's toad
Anaxyrus fowleri
 
 
1,5
Gray treefrog
Hyla versicolor
 
 
1,5
Spring peeper
Pseudacris crucifer
 
 
1,5
American bullfrog
Lithobates catesbeiana
 
 
1,5
Green frog
Lithobates clamitans
 
 
1,5
Pickerel frog
Lithobates palustris
 
 
5
Northern leopard frog
Lithobates pipiens
 
 
1,5
Mink frog
Lithobates septentrionalis
 
 
1,5
Wood frog
Lithobates sylvatica
 
 
5
Jefferson salamander
Ambystoma jeffersonianum
 
 
5
Blue-spotted salamander
Ambystoma laterale
 
 
5
Jefferson X blue-spotted salamander hybrids
Ambystoma jeffersonianum X laterale
 
 
1,5
Spotted salamander
Ambystoma maculatum
 
 
5
Marbled salamander
Ambystoma opacum
 
 
1,5
Northern two-lined salamander
Eurycea bislineata
 
 
1,5
Northern dusky salamander
Desmognathus fuscus
 
 
5
Spring salamander
Gyrinophilus porphyriticus
 
 
5
Four-toed salamander
Hemidactylium scutatum
 
 
1,5
Eastern red-backed salamander
Plethodon cinereus
 
 
5
Northern slimy salamander
Plethodon glutinosus
 
 
5
Common Mudpuppy
Necturus maculosus
 
 
1,5
Red-spotted newt
Notophthalmus viridescens
 
     
     
     
Reptiles
    
 
5
Alligator
Alligatoridae, spp
 
 
5
Crocodile
Crocodylidae, spp
 
 
5
All venomous reptiles
  
 
5
Blanding's turtles
Emydoidea blandingii
 
 
5
Eastern box turtles
Terrapene carolina carolina
 
 
5
Spotted turtles
Clemmys guttata
 
 
5
Wood turtles
Glyptemys insculpta
 
 
1,5
Musk turtle
Sternotherus odoratus
 
 
1,5
Painted turtle
Chrysemys picta
 
 
1,5
Snapping turtle
Chelydra serpentina
 
 
5
Black racer
Coluber constrictor
 
 
1,5
Ring-necked snake
Diadophis punctatus
 
 
5
Eastern hognose snake
Heterodon platirhinos
 
 
1,5
Eastern milksnake
Lampropeltis triangulum triangulum
 
 
1,5
Northern watersnake
Nerodia sipedon
 
 
5
Smooth greensnake
Opheodrys vernalis
 
 
1,5
Brown snake
Storeria dekayi
 
 
1,5
Red-bellied snake
Storeria occipitomaculata
 
 
5
Ribbon snake
Thamnophis sauritus
 
 
1,5
Garter snake
Thamnophis sirtalis
 
     
     
Fish
    
 
1, 6
Tilapia
  
 
1, 6
Hybrid striped bass
  
 
1, 6
Alewife
Alosa pseudoharengus
 
 
1, 6
American brook lamprey
Lethenteron appendix
 
 
1, 6
American Eel
Anguilla rostrata
 
 
1, 6
American Shad
Alosa sapidissima
 
 
1, 6
Atlantic Salmon
Salmo salar
 
 
1, 6
Banded Killifish
Fundulus diaphanus
 
 
1, 6
Banded Sunfish
Enneacanthus obesus
 
 
1, 6
Black Crappie
Pomoxis nigromaculatus
 
 
1, 6
Blacknose Dace
Rhinichthys atratulus
 
 
1, 6
Blacknose Shiner
Notropis heterolepis
 
 
1, 6
Blueback Herring
Alosa aestivalis
 
 
1, 6
Bluegill
Lepomis macrochirus
 
 
1, 6
Bridle Shiner
Notropis bifrenatus
 
 
1, 6
Brook Trout
Salvelinus fontinalis
 
 
1, 6
Brown Bullhead
Ameiurus nebulosus
 
 
1, 6
Brown Trout
Salmo trutta
 
 
1, 6
Burbot
Lota lota
 
 
1, 6
Chain Pickerel
Esox niger
 
 
1, 6
Channel Catfish
Ictalurus punctatus
 
 
1, 6
Common Shiner
Luxilus cornutus
 
 
1, 6
Common White Sucker
Catostomus commersoni
 
 
1, 6
Creek Chub
Semotilus atromaculatus
 
 
1, 6
Eastern Creek Chubsucker
Erimyzon oblongus
 
 
1, 6
Eastern Silvery Minnow
Hybognathus regius
 
 
1, 6
Emerald Shiner
Notropis atherinoides
 
 
1, 6
Fallfish
Semotilus corporalis
 
 
1, 6
Fathead Minnow
Pimephales promelas
 
 
1, 6
Finescale Dace
Chrosomus neogaeus
 
 
1, 6
Fourspine Stickleback
Apeltes quadracus
 
 
1, 6
Golden Shiner
Notemigonus crysoleucas
 
 
1, 6
Lake Chub
Couesius plumbeus
 
 
1, 6
Lake Trout
Salvelinus namaycush
 
 
1, 6
Lake Whitefish
Coregonus clupeaformis
 
 
1, 6
Largemouth Bass
Micropterus salmoides
 
 
1, 6
Longnose Dace
Rhinichthys cataractae
 
 
1, 6
Longnose Sucker
Catostomus catostomus
 
 
1, 6
Margined Madtom
Noturus insignis
 
 
1, 6
Mummichog
Fundulus heteroclitus
 
 
1, 6
Ninespine Stickleback
Pungitius pungitius
 
 
1, 6
Northern Pike
Esox lucius
 
 
1, 6
Northern Redbelly Dace
Chrosomus eos
 
 
1, 6
Pumpkinseed
Lepomis gibbosus
 
 
1, 6
Rainbow Smelt
Osmerus mordax
 
 
1, 6
Rainbow Trout
Oncorhynchus mykiss
 
 
1, 6
Redbreast Sunfish
Lepomis auritus
 
 
1, 6
Redfin Pickerel
Esox americanus americanus
 
 
1, 6
Rock Bass
Ambloplites rupestris
 
 
1, 6
Round Whitefish
Prosopium cylindraceum
 
 
1, 6
Sea Lamprey
Petromyzon marinus
 
 
1, 6
Slimy Sculpin
Cottus cognatus
 
 
1, 6
Smallmouth Bass
Micropterus dolomieui
 
 
1, 6
Splake
hybrid (brookxlake trout)
 
 
1, 6
Spottail Shiner
Notropis hudsonius
 
 
1, 6
Sunapee Trout
Salvelinus aureolus
 
 
1, 6
Swamp Darter
Etheostoma fusiforme
 
 
1, 6
Tadpole Madtom
Noturus gyrinus
 
 
1, 6
Tessellated Darter
Etheostoma olmstedi
 
 
1, 6
Threespine Stickleback
Gasterosteus aculeatus
 
 
1, 6
Tiger Trout
hybrid (brownxbrook trout)
 
 
1, 6
Walleye
Sander vitreus
 
 
1, 6
White Perch
Morone americana
 
 
1, 6
Yellow Bullhead
Ameiurus natalis
 
 
1, 6
Yellow Perch
Perca flavescens
 
     
Birds
    
 
5
All indigenous species
  
     
 
1, 2, 5
All waterfowl, indigenous or naturalized, except:
  
 
5
Mute swans
Cygnus olor
 
  
Mallard, listed as noncontrolled in Fis 803.02(b)(6)q.
  
 
5
Grouse, Ruffed
Bonasa umbellus
 
 
5
Grouse, Spruce
Dendragapus canadensis
 
 
5
Crow, Pied
  
 
5
Buzzard, European
  
     
Mammals
    
 
5
Agouti, Red rumped
  
 
5
Anteater, Lesser
  
 
5
Armadillo
  
 
5
Badger, American
Taxida taxus
 
 
5
Barbary Sheep
  
 
5
Bear, Black
Ursus americanus
 
 
5
Bear, Grizzly
Ursus horrilibus
 
 
5
Beaver
Castor canadensis
 
 
5
Binturong
A. binturong
 
 
5
Bobcat
Lynx rufus
 
 
5
Caracal
Felis caracal
 
 
5
Chipmunk, Eastern
Tamias striatus
 
 
5
Coatimundi
Nasua nasua
 
 
5
Cottontail, Eastern
Sylvilagus floridanus
 
 
5
Cottontail, New England
Sylvilagus transitionalis
 
 
5
Cougar
Felis concolor
 
 
5
Coyote
Canis latrans
 
 
5
Dama Wallaby
  
 
5
Elephant
Elaphus maximus, Loxodonta africans
 
 
5
Fisher
Martes pennanti
 
 
5
Fox, Fenec, Arctic
  
 
5
Fox, gray
Urocyon cinereoargenteus
 
 
5
Fox, red
Vulpes vulpes
 
 
5
Genet
Genetta spp
 
 
5
Giraffe
  
 
2, 4, 5
Hare, snowshoe
Lepus americanus
 
 
5
Hyena
  
 
5
Kangaroo
  
 
5
Kinkajou;
Potos flavus
 
 
5
Jaguar, Black, Spotted
Panthera onca
 
 
5
Lemming, Northern Bog
Synaptomys borealis
 
 
5
Lemming, Southern Bog
Synaptomys cooperi
 
     
 
5
Leopard, Snow, Black, Spotted, Clouded
Panthera uncia, P. pardus, P.neofelis, P. nebulosa
 
 
5
Lion
Panthera leo
 
 
5
Lynx, Canada/
Lynx canadensis
 
 
5
Lynx, Eurasian/ Siberian
Lynx lynx
 
 
5
Marten
Martes americana
 
 
5
Mink
Mustela vison
 
 
5
Mole, Hairy-tailed
Parascalops breweri
 
 
5
Mole, Star-nosed
Condylura cristata
 
 
5
Mongoose
H. pulverulentus
 
 
5
Mouse, Deer
Peromyscus maniculatus
 
 
5
Mouse, Meadow Jumping
Zapus hudsonius
 
 
5
Mouse, White-footed
Peromyscus leucopus
 
 
5
Mouse, Woodland Jumping
Napaeozapus insignis
 
 
5
Muskrat
Odontra zibethicus
 
 
5
Opossum, Virginia
Didelphis virginiana
 
 
5
Otter, River
Lutra canadensis
 
 
5
Patagonian Cavy
Doli salincola
 
 
5
Peccarries, Collared
  
 
5
Pipistrelle, Eastern
Pipistrellus subflavus
 
 
5
Porcupine
Erethizon dorsatum
 
 
5
Porcupine, African Crested
Hystrix cristata
 
 
5
Porpoise
Phocaena spp.
 
 
5
Prairie Dog
Cynomys spp.
 
 
5
Primates, to include:
  
  
Chimpanzee
Pan troglodytes
 
  
Gorilla
Gorilla gorilla
 
  
Orangutan
Pongo sygmaeus
 
  
Baboons
Papio spp
 
  
Spider Monkey
Ateles spp
 
  
Squirrel Monkey
Saimiri, spp
 
  
Capuchin
Cebus, spp
 
  
Rhesus
Macaca mulatta
 
 
5
Marmoset, Guenon(s), Celebes macaque,
Cercopihecus spp.
 
 
5
Raccoon
Procyon lotor
 
 
5
Seal, Harbor
Phoca vitulina
 
 
5
Serval, African
Felis serval
 
 
5
Shrew, Long-tailed
Sorex dispar
 
 
5
Shrew, Masked
Sorex cinereus
 
 
5
Shrew, Pygmy
Sorex hoyi
 
 
5
Shrew, Short-tailed
Blarina brevicauda
 
 
5
Shrew, Smoky
Sorex fumeus
 
 
5
Shrew, Water
Sorex palustris
 
 
5
Skunk, striped
Mephitis mephitis
 
 
5
Springhare
  
 
5
Squirrel, Gray
Sciurus carolinensis
 
 
5
Squirrel, Northern Flying
Glaucomys sabrinus
 
 
5
Squirrel, Red
Tamiasciurus hudsonicus
 
 
5
Squirrel, Southern Flying
Glaucomys volans
 
 
5
Tenrec, Giant Lowland streaked
  
 
5
Tigers
Panthera tigeris
 
 
5
Two-Toed Sloth
Choloepus didactylus
 
 
5
Vole, Meadow
Microtus pennsylvanicus
 
 
5
Vole, Northern Red-backed
Clethrionomys gapperi
 
 
5
Vole, Rock
Microtus chrotorrhinus
 
 
5
Vole, Woodland
Microtus pinetorum
 
 
5
Wallaby Tammar, Bennett, Dama
  
 
5
Weasel, Least
Erminea rixosa
 
 
5
Weasel, Long-tailed
Mustela frenata
 
 
5
Weasel, Short-tailed
Mustela erminea
 
 
5
Wolf
Canis lupus
 
 
5
Wolverine
Gulo gulo
 
 
5
Woodchuck
Marmota monax

 

Source. (See Revision Note at chapter heading for Fis 800) #5507, eff 11-20-92; ss by #6191, eff 2-22-96; ss by #6889, eff 11-21-98; amd by #8431, eff 9-20-05; EXPIRED: 11-21-06

New. #8767, INTERIM, eff 11-22-06, EXPIRED: 5-21-07

New. #8893, 6-5-07; amd by #9880-A, eff 3-1-11; EXPIRED: 6-5-15 (except for alligators and crocodiles in Table 800.1); ss by #10868, INTERIM, eff 6-25-15, EXPIRED: 12-22-15

New. #11029, eff 1-26-16

 

Fis 803.07 Importation of Wildlife, Other Than Fish.

(a) Persons holding a current permit to import for a specific wildlife species, other than fish, may import such wildlife which has a health certificate that meets:

(1) USDA requirements pursuant to 9 CFR 2.78; or

(2) Any other health inspection requirements pursuant to the laws and rules of the NH department of agriculture.

(b) A copy of the health certificate shall be sent to the fish and game department.

Source. (See Revision Note at chapter heading for Fis 800) #5507, eff 11-20-92; amd by #6177, eff 1-27-96; ss by #6889, eff 11-21-98, EXPIRED: 11-21-06

New. #8767, INTERIM, eff 11-22-06, EXPIRED: 5-21-07

New. #8893, 6-5-07, EXPIRED: 6-5-15

New. #10868, INTERIM, eff 6-25-15, EXPIRED: 12-22-15

New. #11029, eff 1-26-16

 

Fis 803.08 Importation of Fish.

 

 

(a) All fish, other than non-controlled fish species, shall receive a pathological inspection as described in Fis 803.09 so as to insure that the fish being imported are free of disease.

(b) No warmwater species of fish shall be imported from zone 2.

(c) No fish shall be imported from states known to have zebra mussels present, or from states which allow the importation of fish from states infested with zebra mussels, unless the source of fish is approved free of zebra mussels as specified in Fis 502.09.

Source. (See Revision Note at chapter heading for Fis 800) #5507, eff 11-20-92; amd by #6177, eff 1-27-96; ss by #6889, eff 11-21-98, EXPIRED: 11-21-06

New. #8767, INTERIM, eff 11-22-06, EXPIRED: 5-21-07

New. #8893, 6-5-07, EXPIRED: 6-5-15

New. #10868, INTERIM, eff 6-25-15, EXPIRED: 12-22-15

New. #11029, eff 1-26-16

 

Fis 803.09 Pathological Inspections for Fish.

(a) Pathological inspections of fish shall be conducted annually, and the most recent within one year prior to the date of import and at least 3 or 10 consecutive annual inspections shall be conducted, prior to the date of import, depending on the source zone as specified in (f).

(b) The inspection shall be conducted only by an accredited, licensed veterinarian, a certified fish health inspector, a fish pathologist or persons recognized by federal or state agencies with responsibility for fish health in the state from which the fish or gametes originate. No owner or employee with direct supervisory authority over a facility shall serve as an inspector for their fish culture facility. A copy of the certification shall be sent to the executive director.

(c) The methods of disease diagnosis and the fish culture facility inspections shall follow the procedures and the methods as described in the “Suggested Procedures for the Detection and Identification of Certain Fish and Shellfish Pathogens”, developed by the Fish Health Section (FHS) of the American Fisheries Society, 2010 Edition as specified in Appendix II. If more sensitive or more definitive published procedures are available, they may be used, but any departures from the basic procedures set forth by the FHS shall be noted on all associated inspection reports.

(d) No fish shall be imported from states known to have waters infested with zebra mussels or from states which allow the importation of fish from states infested with zebra mussels unless the source of fish is approved free of zebra mussels as specified in Fis 502.09.

(e) Pathological inspections of fish shall include results of the examinations for family specific pathogens listed as specified in Table 800.1.1, below:

Table 800.1.1 Family Specific Pathogens Table
Family Group
Viral pathogens
Bacterial pathogens
Parasitic pathogens
 
Salmonidae (e.g., trout, salmon, char)
Infectious salmon anemia virus Viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus Infectious pancreatic necrosis virus Infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus
Aeromonas salmonicida Yersinia ruckeri Renibacterium salmoninarum
Myxobolus cerebralis
 
Cyprinidae (e.g., minnows) Castomidae (e.g., suckers) and Osmeridae (e.g, smelt) fishes.
Spring viremia of carp virus Viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus Infectious pancreatic necrosis virus Infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus
Aeromonas salmonicida Yersinia ruckerii Renibacterium salmoninarum
  
Centrarchidae (e.g. black bass) Moronidae (e.g., striped basses) Percidae (e.g., walleye, yellow perch) Esocidae (e.g., pikes)
Spring viremia of carp virus Viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus Infectious pancreatic necrosis virus Infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus Largemouth bass virus
Aeromonas salmonicida Yersinia ruckeri Renibacterium salmoninarum
  
Ictaluridae (e.g. catfishes)
Channel catfish virus Viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus Infectious pancreatic necrosis virus Infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus
Aeromonas salmonicida Yersinia ruckeri Edwardsiella tarda Edwardsiella ictaluri
  
Cichlidae
Tilapia Iridovirus Infectious pancreatic necrosis virus Viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus Infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus Spring viremia of carp virus
Aeromonas salmonicida Yersinia ruckeri Streptococcus iniae Streptococcus agalactia

 

 (f) Sample collection and sample lots shall follow the specific family testing requirements:

(1) Facility inspections require a minimum of 150 fish from the facility with no less than 60 of each species;

(2) Facility inspections require 3 years of inspection of the facility;

(3) Wild fish inspections require 60 fish per species; and require 3 years of inspection on source population;

(4) Cichlidae fishes that are kept in a closed system shall require only one year of inspection; and

(5) Salmonidae live fishes or eggs from zone 1 require 3 consecutive years of pathological inspection and Salmonidae fishes or eggs from zone 2 shall require 10 consecutive years of pathological inspection.

(g) Disinfected Salmonidae eggs from broodfish which are positive for the following list of pathogens that are disinfected prior to import and transported in pathogen-free water may be imported into the state:

(1) Myxobolus cerebralis, whirling disease agent;

(2) Yersinia ruckeri, enteric redmouth disease agent; and

(3) Aeromonas salmonicida, furunculosis agent.

(h) All Salmonidae eggs shall be disinfected upon receipt.

(i) No fish from a facility or water body known to be infected with infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus, viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus, Heterosporis, infectious salmon anemia virus, spring viremia of carp, Myxobolus cerebralis, Ceratomyxa shasta, Tetracapsula bryosalmonae, or epizootic epitheliotrophic disease virus (EEDV) shall be imported.

Source. (See Revision Note at chapter heading for Fis 800) #5507, eff 11-20-92; ss by #6889, eff 11-21-98; ss by #8120,

eff 7-16-04; ss by #8893, eff 6-5-07; amd by #9005, eff 1-1-08; ss by #10279, eff 2-28-13; ss by #10868, INTERIM, eff 6-25-15, EXPIRED: 12-22-15 (formerly Fis 803.10) (See Revision Note at part heading for Fis 803)

New. #11029, eff 1-26-16

 

Fis 803.10 Pathological Inspection Report for Fish.

(a) Pathological inspections of fish shall be conducted annually, and the most recent within one year prior to the date of import and at least 3 or 10 consecutive annual inspections shall be conducted, prior to the date of import, depending on the source zone as specified in (f).

(b) The inspection shall be conducted only by an accredited, licensed veterinarian, a certified fish health inspector, a fish pathologist or persons recognized by federal or state agencies with responsibility for fish health in the state from which the fish or gametes originate. No owner or employee with direct supervisory authority over a facility shall serve as an inspector for their fish culture facility. . A copy of the certification shall be sent to the executive director.

(c) The methods of disease diagnosis and the fish culture facility inspections shall follow the procedures and the methods as described in the ” Suggested Procedures for the Detection and Identification of Certain Fish and Shellfish Pathogens”, developed by the Fish Health Section (FHS) of the American Fisheries Society, 2010 Edition. If more sensitive or more definitive published procedures are available, they may be used, but any departures from the basic procedures set forth by the FHS shall be noted on all associated inspection reports.

(d) No fish shall be imported from states known to have waters infested with zebra mussels or from states which allow the importation of fish from states infested with zebra mussels unless the source of fish is approved free of zebra mussels as specified in Fis 502.09.

(e) Pathological inspections of fish shall include results of the examinations for family specific pathogens listed as specified in Table 800.1.1, below.

Table 800.1.1 Family Specific Pathogens Table


Family Group
Viral pathogens
Bacterial pathogens
Parasitic pathogens
 
Salmonidae (e.g., trout, salmon, char)
Infectious salmon anemia virus Viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus Infectious pancreatic necrosis virus Infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus
Aeromonas salmonicida Yersinia ruckeri Renibacterium salmoninarum
Myxobolus cerebralis
 
Cyprinidae (e.g., minnows) Castomidae (e.g., suckers) and Osmeridae (e.g, smelt) fishes.
Spring viremia of carp virus Viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus Infectious pancreatic necrosis virus Infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus
Aeromonas salmonicida Yersinia ruckerii Renibacterium salmoninarum
  
Centrarchidae (e.g. black bass) Percichthyyidae (e.g., striped basses) Percidae (e.g., walleye, yellow perch) Esocidae (e.g., pikes)
Spring viremia of carp virus Viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus Infectious pancreatic necrosis virus Infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus Largemouth bass virus
Aeromonas salmonicida Yersinia ruckeri Renibacterium salmoninarum
  
Ictaluridae (e.g. catfishes)
Channel catfish virus Viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus Infectious pancreatic necrosis virus Infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus
Aeromonas salmonicida Yersinia ruckeri Edwardsiella tarda Edwardsiella ictaluri
  
Cichlidae (e.g. tilapia)
Tilapia Iridovirus Infectious pancreatic necrosis virus Viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus Infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus Spring viremia of carp virus
Aeromonas salmonicida Yersinia ruckeri Streptococcus iniae Streptococcus agalactia
  


(f) Sample collection and sample lots shall follow the specific family testing requirements:

(1) Facility inspections require a minimum of 150 fish from the facility with no less than 60 of each species;

(2) Facility inspections require 3 years of inspection of the facility;

(3) Wild fish inspections require 60 fish per species;and require 3 years of inspection on source population;

(4) Cichlidae fishes that are kept in a closed system shall require only one year of inspection; and

(5) Salmonidae live fishes or eggs from zone 1 require 3 consecutive years of pathological inspection and Salmonidae fishes or eggs from zone 2 shall require 10 consecutive years of pathological inspection.

(g) Disinfected Salmonidae eggs from broodfish which are positive for the following list of pathogens that are disinfected prior to import and transported in pathogen-free water may be imported into the state:

(1) Myxobolus cerebralis, whirling disease agent;

(2) Yersinia ruckeri, enteric redmouth disease agent; and

(3) Aeromonas salmonicida, furunculosis agent.

(h) All Salmonidae eggs shall be disinfected upon receipt.

(i) No fish from a facility or water body known to be infected with infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus, viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus, Heterosporis, infectious salmon anemia virus, spring viremia of carp, Myxobolus cerebralis, Ceratomyxa shasta, Tetracapsula bryosalmonae, sor epizootic epitheliotrophic disease virus (EEDV) shall be imported.

Source. (See Revision Note at chapter heading for Fis 800) #5507, eff 11-20-92; ss by #6889, eff 11-21-98; ss by #8120, eff 7-16-04; ss by #8893, eff 6-5-07; amd by #9005, eff 1-1-08; ss by #10279, eff 2-28-13

 

Fis 803.11 Notification of Import of Wildlife.

(a) Notification shall be made in writing to the fish and game department that wildlife will be or has been brought into the state as follows:

(1) Persons importing wildlife, including fish, pursuant to the requirements of Fis 803, shall notify the department prior to the importation into the state;

(2) Exhibitors importing wildlife species listed as controlled for importation for category 5, other than fish, and the wildlife meets the USDA health certification requirements shall notify the department within 5 days after the importation.

(b) Notification shall include the following:

(1) Permittee's import permit number;

(2) Name and address of the permittee;

(3) Date of import;

(4) Species, number and sex of wildlife imported;

(5) Location(s) to where wildlife are to be or were imported; and

(6) Copy of health certificate for those wildlife where one was not submitted with the original permit application.

Source. #6889, eff 11-21-98, EXPIRED: 11-21-06

New. #8767, INTERIM, eff 11-22-06, EXPIRED: 5-21-07

New. #8893, eff 6-5-07, EXPIRED: 6-5-15

New. #10868, INTERIM, eff 6-25-15, EXPIRED: 12-22-15 (formerly Fis 803.12) (See Revision Note at part heading for Fis 803)

New. #11029, eff 1-26-16

 

Fis 803.12 Permit to Import Wildlife Forms.

(a) The applicant for a permit to import wildlife shall provide the following on or with the application form:

(1) Name of applicant;

(2) Applicant's telephone number and email address, if applicable;

(3) Applicant's street address and mailing address;

(4) Species, number, and sex of wildlife to be imported;

(5) Address or location and name of the facility where the wildlife is to be possessed;

(6) Name, address and telephone number of the person from whom the wildlife is to be obtained;

(7) Possession, propagation, exhibition, individual training and shooting, or release permit number, or regulated shooting area or aquaculture license, if applicable;

(8) Pathological inspection report for fish; and

(9) Signature of the applicant.

Source. #6889, eff 11-21-98, EXPIRED: 11-21-06

New. #8767, INTERIM, eff 11-22-06, EXPIRED: 5-21-07

New. #8893, eff 6-5-07, EXPIRED: 6-5-15

New. #10868, INTERIM, eff 6-25-15, EXPIRED: 12-22-15 (formerly Fis 803.13) (See Revision Note at part heading for Fis 803)

New. #11029, eff 1-26-16

 

Fis 803.13 Permit to Import Wildlife Forms. 

The fee for a permit to import wildlife shall be $30.00 and shall be submitted with each application.

Source. #6889, eff 11-21-98, EXPIRED: 11-21-06

New. #8767, INTERIM, eff 11-22-06, EXPIRED: 5-21-07

New. #8893, eff 6-5-07, EXPIRED: 6-5-15

New. #10868, INTERIM, eff 6-25-15, EXPIRED: 12-22-15 (formerly Fis 803.14) (See Revision Note at part heading for Fis 803)

New. #11029, eff 1-26-16

 

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