The following is a list of species which require a licence to keep in England. This list is for information only and if you are in any doubt whatsoever, it is best to contact DEFRA and enquire.

SPECIES ALREADY ON THE LIST FOR ENGLAND

Abramis ballerus

Acipenser sp., Huso sp.
Scaphirhynchus sp.
Pseudoscaphirhynchus sp.
and hybrids

Alburnoides bipunctatus

Ambloplites rupestris

Ameiurus sp.


Aspius aspius

Chalcaburnus chalcoides

Chrondrostoma nasus

Chrondrostoma toxostoma

Ctenopharyngodon idella

Hypophthalmichthys molitrix

Ictalurus sp.


Leuciscus souffia

Lota lota

Micropterus salmoides

Mylopharyngodon piceus

Oncorhynchus mykiss

Oncorhynchus sp.

Polyodon spathula
and Psephurus gladius

Pseudorasbora parva

Rhodeus sericeus

Salmo salar

Silurus sp.


Stizostedion sp.

Vimba vimba

Blue Bream

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Rock Bass

Coldwater Ameiurid catfishes, including the Bullhead, Ameirus nebulosus

Asp

Danubian Bleak

Nase

Toxostome or French Nase

Grass Carp

Silver Carp

Coldwater Ictalurid catfishes, including the Channel Catfish, Ictalurus punctatus

Blageon

Burbot

Large-mouthed Bass

Black or Snail-eating Carp

Rainbow Trout or Steelhead

Pacific Trout

Paddlefishes


Clicker Barb or Topmouth Gudgeon

Bitterling

Non-anadromous, landlocked Salmon

Coldwater Silurid catfishes including the Wels, Silurus glanis

Zander

Vimba

AMENDED LIST FOR ENGLAND

Barbus sp.


Catostomus commersoni

Channa argus

Coregonus sp.


Cycleptus elongatus

Cyprinella (Notropsis) lutrensis

Esox sp.

Hucho sp.

Lepomis sp.


Leucaspius delineatus

Misgurnus fossilis

Morone sp.

Myxocyprinus asiaticus

Perca sp.


Phoxinus (Chrosomus) eos

Phoxinus (C.) erythrogaster

Pimephales promelas

Rhinichthys atratulus

Salmo marmoratus

Salvelinus sp.



Umbra krameri

Umbra pygmaea

Zacco platypus

Barbel species, excluding the native Barbus barbus

Common White Sucker

Northern Snakehead

Whitefishes, excluding the native species C. lavaretus and C. albula

Blue Sucker

Red Shiner or Rainbow Dace

Pikes, excluding the native E. lucius

Danubian Salmon or Taimen

Pumpkinseeds, Sunfish, Sunbass, Crappies, Bluegills and other Lepomis species.

Motherless Minnow

Weather Loach

Striped bass, White Bass and Morone hybrids

Chinese Sailfin Sucker

Perch species excluding the native P. fluviatilis

Northern Red-belly Dace

Southern Red-belly Dace

Rosy Red Minnow or Fathead Minnow

Blacknose Dace

Marbled Trout

Charr species, including the American Brook Trout, but excluding the native Salvelinus alpinus

European Mudminnow

Eastern Mudminnow

Pale Chub

Application forms for the keeping and/or release of non-native fish can be obtained from:

Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science (CEFAS)
Fish Health Inspectorate
Weymouth Laboratory
The Nothe
Weymouth
Dorset
DT4 8UB.

Tel: 01305 206673 / 6674; Fax: 01305 206602
Email: fish.health.inspectorate@cefas.co.uk

or from the Defra forms pages.

 

 

 

 

 


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