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Order No. 1324 on monitoring and controlling certain infectious diseases in aquatic organisms.

Type of law

The Order sets regulations concerning the monitoring and control of exotic (Appendix 2, part I), non-exotic (Appendix 2, Part II) and new diseases in aquatic organisms. The Order s purpose is to monitor and record any findings related to the spread of diseases from fish and fish products. The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration through the Ministry of Environment and Food - may classify the Danish territories and farms for health status from categories I-V according to Appendix 1 guidelines and for the non-exotic diseases listed in Appendix 2, Part II. All farms in aquaculture zones must have achieved a particular health status, and an overview of Denmark classification is published on the Food Authority's website ( and in the Central Animal Use Register.
The Order consists of 7 Chapters and 2 Appendices: Scope and definitions (1); Classification of health status (2); Suspicion, public monitoring, detection and control (3); Risk-based surveillance (4); Vaccination (5); Costs and compensation (6); Penalties and entry into force (7).
Appendix 1 Classification of health status of aquaculture zones in categories I-V.
Appendix 2 Listed diseases.
Date of text
Entry into force notes
1 December 2015.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
Bekendtg relse om overv gning og bek mpelse af visse smitsomme sygdomme hos akvatiske organismer.