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Aquatic Products

Aquatic Animals Subject to Import Inspection

(Article 1-2. paragraph (1) of the Regulat Enforcement of the Act on Protection of Fishery Resources)

Fish Salmonidae (all species): Cyprinidae (Cyprinus calpio. Carassuis (all species) Hypophthalmichthys nobilis/ Aristichthys nobilis. H. molitrix, Mylopharyngodon piceus, Ctenopharyngodon idella), Cichlidae (Oreochromis niloticus): Sparidae (Pagrus major)
Crustacea Penaeidae (all species); Sergestidae (Acetes (all species)); Palaemonidae (all species)
Shellfish Haliotidae (Hariotis diversicolor aquatilis/ supertexta. H. diversicolor diversicolor, H. discus hannai, H. discus discus. H. madaka. H. gigantea), Ostreidae (Crassostrea (all species)): Pectinidae (Mizuhopecten yessoensis) Pyuridae (Halocynthia roretzi)

Aquatic Animals Subject to Import Inspection by Usage

(Article 1-2, paragraph (2) of the Regulation for Enforcement of the Act on Protection of Fishery Resources)

Out of the aquatic animals above, those falling under (1) or (ii) below are subject to import inspection.

  1. Living aquatic animals (regarding living aquatic animals for human consumption, limited to those stored in waters for public use or at facilities draining water directly into waters for public use)
  2. Non-living aquatic animals (including processed ones and limited to those to be used for cultivation (excluding fish meal and fish oil))

(Note) In the case where living aquatic animals for human consumption (abalone, oysters, prawns, etc., in particular) are stored for a certain period of time after import until the time of shipment, if the water used at the relevant storage facility is discharged into sewers or is drained after sufficient sterilization, those aquatic animals are exempted from import inspection and it is unnecessary to apply for import approval therefor. Therefore, an Importer needs to inquire at the Fish and Fishery Products Safety Office in advance.
(Source) Animal Quarantine Service “Notice for Importers of Aquatic Animals) BEZ Ai Pr

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