|EIFAC Occasional Paper No. 23||EIFAC/OP 23|
Codes of Practice and manual of procedures for consideration of introductions and transfers of marine and freshwater organisms
Gary E. Turner
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PREPARATION OF THIS DOCUMENT
This report was prepared by the “Working Group on Introductions and Transfers of Marine Organisms” of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea and by the “Working Party on Introductions” of the European Inland Fisheries Advisory Commission.
The Organization for the Improvement of Inland Fisheries (OVB) in the Netherlands kindly offered to print the report.
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|For bibliographic purposes this document should be cited as follows:|
Turner, G.E. 1988. Codes of practice and manual of procedures for consideration of introductions and transfers of marine and freshwater organisms.
EIFAC/CECPI Occasional paper No. 23 44 p.
|This document is also published as:|
ICES Document No. F: 35A.
Introductions or transfers of marine and freshwater organisms in support of aquaculture or various fishing initiatives have been increasing in numbers quite rapidly in recent years. This document, prepared as a more detailed follow-up to the “Codes of Practice” related to these movements which were prepared by the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) and the European Inland Fisheries Advisory Commission (EIFAC), addresses some of the concerns and provides advice related to proposed introductions or transfers. Areas covered are inspection and certification, quarantine, pathology, genetics and ecology. Universal concerns in the above mentioned areas which are common to any introduction or transfer are outlined, as are those related to importations or other movements which are part of established commercial practice or those related to scientific study at research facilities. Specific examples of protocols, mainly related to controlling disease organism spread, are included as are items related to the methods of handling requests for introductions either at the national or international level.
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1. INTRODUCTION *
* ICES and EIFAC “Codes of Practice” related to introductions and transfers reprinted in this section
2. CONSIDERATION OF REQUESTS FOR INTRODUCTIONS AND TRANSFERS AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL
3. UNIVERSAL PROTOCOL FOR NEW INTRODUCTIONS OR TRANSFERS FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES
3.3 Inspection and Certification
4. PROTOCOL FOR SPECIES USED IN CURRENT COMMERCIAL PRACTICE
4.1 Inspection and Certification
5. PROTOCOLS FOR SPECIES IMPORTED SOLELY FOR SCIENTIFIC STUDIES IN RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS
5.1 Procedures if stocked in open waters
5.2 Laboratory handling
I Examples of specific protocols and/or special requirements for species or species groups
II Review and Decision Model For Evaluating Proposed Introductions of Aquatic Organisms.
III A. Methodology for Presenting to ICES Proposals for Introducing or Transferring Marine Organisms
B. Procedure for Consideration By EIFAC of Introduction or Transfer Requests
IV Certificate of Health and Exporters Declaration - Live Fish/Ova for Import