Thursday, June 08, 2006

Boo Urns.

Dear Ms Shi,

Thank you for inquiry about bringing your pet goldfish home to Canada from South Korea. Canada does not require any import permit in order to import live ornamental fish that will be maintained in aquariums.

Since the importation of ornamental fishes for hobby aquariums or the pet trade is considered to pose a negligible risk to native aquatic fish species, Fisheries and Oceans Canada has no act or regulation to licence the importation of live fish for ornamental use. No official documentation is necessary to clear Canada Customs and the importation of ornamental/hobby
fish is not restricted. You may wish to bring a copy of this email with you in the unlikely event you are challenged by Customs.

Please be advised, however, that if you are returning to British Columbia, this province does maintain a list of prohibited species of live fish which are not permitted entry into the province. Carp, which includes goldfish, is on the list. http://www-heb.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/intro_trans/prohibited_e.htm

Please be advised that in Canada, you are prohibited from releasing or disposing of aquarium fish into wild fish habitat.

Nancy House
National Registry of Aquatic Animal Health
Registre national de la sante des animaux aquatiques
Fisheries and Oceans Canada/Peches et Oceans Canada
200, rue Kent St.
12W114
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0E6

1 Comments:

Blogger moolz said...

I like how in 2 consecutive posts, one is about the eating of fish and the other is about the transportation of fish. :)

3:35 PM  

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