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Eleven Fish Species Must be Individually Identified Upon Import and Export as of Nov. 12

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
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The Fish and Wildlife Service has announced that effective Nov. 12 all importers and exporters must separate any specimens of the species identified below on different lines of the declaration form (Form 3-177), whether filed electronically or in paper form. Declarations that combine these species as one line item for freshwater fish or crustaceans will be rejected for correction. The FWS explains that because these 11 species are not currently found in the wild in the U.S. and have a potentially high risk of becoming invasive it wants to determine the extent to which they are imported and exported.

Carassius carassius (crucian carp)
Carassius gibelio (Prussian carp)
Phoxinus phoxinus (Eurasian minnow)
Pseudorasbora parva (stone moroko)
Rutilus rutilus (roach)
Lates niloticus (Nile perch)
Perccottus glenii (Amur sleeper)
Perca fluviatilis (European perch)
Sander lucioperca (zander)
Silurus glanis (wels catfish)
Cherax destructor (common yabby or crayfish)

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