Approved On: Oct. 15, 2020
Effective On: Jan. 1, 2021
It is unlawful to import, transport, or otherwise receive into Arkansas live fish or fertilized eggs from any Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia Virus (VHSV)-positive state without a valid Fish Farm Health Inspection Permit issued by the Commission and in compliance with the provisions of the permit, the requirements in Addendum Chapter I1.00, and the following requirements:
- Any person shipping live fish or fish eggs into Arkansas from VHSV-positive states must obtain the Fish Farm Health Inspection Permit and a copy of the permit must accompany all shipments into the state, even if the fish are transported by a third party.
- Any person hauling live fish through Arkansas from VHSV-positive states is prohibited from discharging water from fish-hauling tanks in Arkansas.
- All shipments of live fish or eggs coming into Arkansas must be accompanied by appropriate permits (Code 35.01) and paperwork requirements (Code 35.03).
PENALTY: Class 3