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Aquaculture (Fish Health)

The Fish Health Program promotes the practice of aquaculture in order to augment food production, expand employment, and promote economic development while protecting the aquaculture industry and the public fishery resource from aquatic animal diseases.


The UDAF Fish Health Program serves the aquaculture industry by providing fish health and culture information and by enforcing those rules that govern the operation of aquaculture facilities and the spread or introduction of disease. The program registers commercial aquaculture and fee fishing facilities, conducts fish health inspections for those operators wishing to sell live products, issues entry permits for all imports of live fish or eggs into Utah, maintains a current listing of those facilities determined to be fish health approved for movement of live fish or eggs, offers limited diagnostic services for operators, and provides advice and information on aquaculture and fish health.