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Normal people scare me
Apr 5, 2007
Palm Springs
This database is current through 4/6/07, Register 2007, No. 14

s 671. Importation, Transportation and Possession of Live Restricted Animals.

(a) It shall be unlawful to import, transport, or possess alive animals restricted in subsection (c) below except under permit issued by the Department of Fish and Game. Permits may be issued by the department as specified herein and for purposes designated in Section 671.1 subject to the conditions and restrictions designated by the department. Except for mammals listed in Fish and Game Code Section 3950 or live aquatic animals requiring a permit pursuant to Fish and Game Code Section 2271, no permit is required by this section for any animal being imported, transported, or possessed pursuant to any other permit issued by the department. Cities and counties may also prohibit possession or require a permit for these and other species not requiring a state permit.

(b) The commission has determined the below listed animals are not normally domesticated in this state. Mammals listed to prevent the depletion of wild populations and to provide for animal welfare are termed "welfare animals", and are designated by the letter "W". Those species listed because they pose a threat to native wildlife, the agriculture interests of the state or to public health or safety are termed "detrimental animals" and are designated by the letter "D". The department shall include the list of welfare and detrimental wild animals as part of DFG MANUAL NO. 671 (2/25/92) IMPORTATION, TRANSPORTATION AND POSSESSION OF RESTRICTED SPECIES, to be made available to all permittees and other interested individuals.

(c) Restricted species include:

(4) Class Agnatha -Jawless Fishes

(A) Family Petromyzontidae -Lampreys

All nonnative species (D).

(5) Class Osteichthyes -Bony Fishes

(A) Family Percichthyidae -Temperate Basses

1. The species Morone americana(White perch) (D).

2. The species Morone chrysops(White bass) (D).

(B) Family Clupeidae -Herrings

Dorosoma cepedianum(Gizzard shad) (D).

(C) Family Sciaenidae -Drums

Aplodinotus grunniens(freshwater drum) (D).

(D) Family Characidae -Characins

1. Astyanax fasciatus(Banded tetra) (D).

2. All species of the genera Serrasalmus, Serrasalmo, Pygocentrus, Taddyella, Rooseveltiella, and Pygopristis(Piranhas) (D).

3. Hoplias malabaricus(Tiger fish) (D).

(E) Family Salmonidae -Trouts

Salmo salar(Atlantic salmon) -Restricted in the Smith River watershed (D).

(F) Family Lepisosteidae -Gars

All species (D).

(G) Family Amiidae -Bowfins

All species (D).

(H) Family Poeciliidae -Livebearers

Belonesox belizanus(Pike killifish) (D).

(I) Family Channidae -Snakeheads

All species (D).

(J) Family Cyprinidae -Carps and Minnows

1. Leuciscus idus (ide)(D).

2. Ctenopharyngodon idellus(Grass carp) (D), except that permits may be issued to a person, organization or agency for possession of triploid grass carp, under conditions set forth in Section 238.6.

3. Hypophthalmichthys molitrix(Silver carp) (D).

4. Aristichthys nobilis(Bighead carp) (D).

(K) Family Trichomycteridae (Pygidiidae) -Parasitic Catfishes.

All species (D).

(L) Family Cetopsidae -Whalelike Catfishes.

All species (D).

(M) Family Clariidae -Labyrinth Catfishes

All species of the genera Clarias, Dinotopterus, and Heterobranchus(D).

(N) Family Heteropneustidae (Saccobranchidae) -Airsac Catfishes

All species (D).

(O) Family Cichlidae -Cichlids

1. Tilapia sparrmani(Banded Tilapia) (D).

2. Tilapia zilli(Redbelly tilapia) (D), except permits may be issued to a person or agency for importation, transportation, or possession in the counties of San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Diego, and Imperial.

3. Tilapia aurea(Blue tilapia) (D).

4. Tilapia nilotica(Nile tilapia) (D).

(P) Family Anguillidae -Freshwater Eels.

All species of genus Anguilla(D).

(Q) Family Esocidae -Pikes all species (D).

(R) Family Percidae -Perches

1. Perca flavescens(Yellow perch) (D).

2. Stizostedion vitreum(Walleye) (D).

(S) Family Catostomidae -Suckers

All members of the genus Ictiobus(Buffalos) (D).

(T) Family Cyprinodontidae-Killifishes

Cyprinodon variegatus(Sheepshead minnow) (D).

(6) Class Elasmobranchiomorphi -Cartilaginous Fishes

(A) Family Carcharhinidae -Requiem Sharks

All species of genus Carcharhinus(Freshwater sharks) (D).

(B) Family Potamotrygonidae -River stingrays

All species (D).

Also found this:

The importation or transportation of the grass carp or white amur (Ctenopharyngodon idella) is prohibited in California by the California Fish and Game Commission [Title 14, Section 671, California Code of Regulations].
The importation or transportation of the decollate snail (Rumina decollata) is prohibited in California by the California Fish and Game Commission, except in the counties of Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Tulare, and Ventura with the concurrence of the appropriate county agricultural commissioner [Title 14, Section 671, California Code of Regulations]. On August 6, 1993, the California Fish and Game Commision authorized the use of decollate snail in citrus orchards in Kern, Fresno, and Madera counties. Their use requires the approval of the appropriate county agricultural commissioner. Except for the above 12 counties, the use of the decollate snail in California is prohibited.


my baby...RUSTY
Mar 2, 2007
MN..state bird:: mosquito
In Minnesota

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The List of Minnesota fish lists fish found naturally in Minnesota waters, including Lake Superior. According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Minnesota is home to 158 fish species.
The species data on this page is taken from the Minnesota DNR, which also uses several labels to indicate a fish's status within Minnesota waters. An endangered fish species is near extinction in Minnesota, a threatened species is likely to become endangered within the foreseeable future, and a special concern species is either extremely uncommon in Minnesota or has unique or highly specific habitat requirements.
Several types of Minnesota fish are considered non-native invasive species. A prohibited invasive species is illegal to possess in Minnesota without a permit, and a regulated invasive species is legal to possess but still may not be released into public waters. Many invasive fish species are nonetheless already well-established.


[edit] Coldwater sport fish

[edit] Warmwater sport fish

[edit] Other sport fish

[edit] Non-game fish

[edit] Invasive species not currently in Minnesota

According to the DNR, these prohibited or regulated invasive fish species threaten Minnesota natural resources but are not currently known to be in Minnesota public waters.
  • Bighead carp Hypophthalmichthys nobilis (prohibited invasive)
  • Black carp Mylopharyngodon piceus (prohibited invasive)
  • Grass carp Ctenopharyngodon idella (prohibited invasive)
  • Rudd Scardinius erythrophthalmus (prohibited invasive)
  • Silver carp Hypophthalmichthys molitrix (prohibited invasive)
  • Tilapia Oneochromis, Sartheradon, and Tilapia spp. (regulated invasive)
  • Zander Stizostedion lucioperca (prohibited invasive)
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AC Members
May 5, 2007
Saw this tonight at Franks aquarium. Ornamental shrimp and crayfish are prohibited from importation into the State of Hawaii.
Hope inverts are not off topic here.


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Sep 21, 2006
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Glofish is prohibited in California.
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For Virginians:

4 VAC 15-30-10 - Possession, importation, sale, etc., of wild animals.

Under the authority of §§ 29.1-103 and 29.1-521 of the Code of Virginia it shall be unlawful to take, possess, import, cause to be imported, export, cause to be exported, buy, sell, offer for sale, or liberate within the Commonwealth any wild animal unless otherwise specifically permitted by law or regulation. Unless otherwise stated, for the purposes of identifying species regulated by the board, when both the scientific and common names are listed, the scientific reference to genus and species will take precedence over common names.

4 VAC 15-30-40 - Importation requirements, possession and sale of nonnative (exotic) animals. A. Permit required. A special permit is required and may be issued by the department, if consistent with the department's fish and wildlife management program, to import, possess, or sell those nonnative (exotic) animals listed below that the board finds and declares to be predatory or undesirable within the meaning and intent of § 29.1-542 of the Code of Virginia, in that their introduction into the Commonwealth will be detrimental to the native fish and wildlife resources of Virginia:

Order Family Genus/Species Common Name
Anura Buforidae Bufo marinus Giant or marine toad*
Pipidae Xenopus spp. Tongueless or African clawed frog
Caudata mbystomatidae Ambystoma tigrium Mavortium Barred tiger salamander
A. t. Diaboli Gray tiger
A. t. Melanostictum Blotched tiger Salamander

Order Family Genus/Species Common Name
Cypriniformes Catostomidae Ictiobus bubalus Smallmouth buffalo*
I. cyprinellus Bigmouth buffalo*
I. niger Black buffalo*
Characidae Pygopristis spp. Piranhas
Pygocentrus spp.
Rooseveltiella spp.
Serrasalmo spp.
Taddyella spp.
Cyprinidae Aristichyhys Nobilis Bighead carp*
Ctenopharyngodon idella Grass carp or white amur
Cyprinella lutrensis Red shiner
Hypophthalmichthys molitrix Silver carp*
Mylopharynogodom piceus Black carp
Scardinius erythrophthalmus Rudd
Tinca tinca Tench*
Gobiesociformes Gobiidae Proterorhinus marmoratus Tubenose goby
Neogobius melanostomus Round goby
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia spp. Tilapia
Gymnocephalus cernuum Ruffe*
Siluriformes Clariidae All Species Air-breathing catfish


AC Members
Jul 20, 2007

The following fish are considered native species, and cannot be taken or possessed...

Beautiful Shiner
Bluehead Sucker
Bonytail Chub
Colorado Pikeminnow
Desert Pupfish
Flannelmouth Sucker
Gila Chub
Gila Topminnow
Gila Trout
Headwater Chub
Humpback Chub
Little Colorado Sucker
Little Colorado Spinedace
Loach Minnow
Mexican Stoneroller
Quitobaquito Pupfish
Razorback Sucker
Sonora Chub
Virgin Spinedace
Virgin Roundtail Chub
Yaqui Catfish
Yaqui Chub
Yaqui Topminnow
Zuni Bluehead Sucker

In addition, gamefish may not be possessed alive (that means no channel cats, or bullhead, or bluegill, etc.)

There do not appear to be any laws about aquarium fish, other than the federal laws. I have found several areas that say aquarium and pond species are not regulated. However, that may be about to change, as they are working on the invasive species problem, and some species may end up banned over that.


Oddball Fanatic
Feb 10, 2006
Here's all I could find for Minnesota.


Prohibited Invasive Species in Minnesota:

bighead carp (Hypophthalmichthys nobilis)
black carp (Mylopharyngodon piceus)
grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella)
round goby (Neogobius melanostomus)
rudd (Scardinius erythrophthalmus)
ruffe (Gymnocephalus cernuus)
sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus)
silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix)
white perch (Morone americana)
zander (Stizostedion lucioperca)


AC Members
Apr 23, 2007
South Africa
Any freshwater shrimp is illegal to have have in South Africa, it sucks.


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Sep 21, 2006
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All States:

AQIS- Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service; Dept of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Forestry

List of permitted Live Freshwater fish suitable for Import

Common ame

Abramites hypselonotus
Marbled Headstander

Acanthophthalmus spp.
Kuhlii Loach

Aequidens maronii

Aequidens pulcher
Blue Acara

Anostomus spp.

Aphyocharax spp.
Bloodfin Tetras

Aphyosemeion spp.
Killie Fish

Apistogramma spp.
Dwarf Cichlid

Aplocheilus spp.

Apteronotus albifrons
Black Ghost Knife Fish

Apteronotus leptorhynchus
Long Nose Brown Ghost Knifefish

Arnoldichthys spilopterus
Arnold?s Characin, Red-eye Characin

Astronotuso cellatus

Astyanax fasciatus mexicanis ?jordani? (Albino form only)
Blind Cave Fish

Aulonocara nyassae of length 5cm and over
African Peacock Cichlid

Aulonocara spp.
African Cichlids

Males onlyBagrichthys hypselopterus
Black Lancer Catfish

Balantiocheilus melanopterus
Silver Shark minnow

Barbodes everetti
Clown Barb

Barbodes fasciatus
Striped Barb

Barbodes hexazona
Tiger Barb

Barbodes lateristriga

Barbodes pentazona
Banded Barb

Bedotia geayi
Madagascar Rainbow

Benthochromis tricoti

Betta spp.
Fighting Fish

Boehlkea fredcochui
Chochui?s Blue Tetra

Botia lohachata of length 1.5 cm and over
Reticulate loach

Botia macracantha
Clown Loach

Brachydanio albolineatus
Pearl Danio

Brachydanio frankei
Leopard Danio

Brachydanio kerri
Kerr?s Danio

Brachydanio nigrofasciatus
Spotted Danio

Brachydanio rerio
Zebra Danio

Brachygobius spp.
Bumble Bee Fish

Brochis spp.
Blue Catfish

Brycinus longipinnis
African Tetra

Campylomormyrus cassaicus
double-nose elephant nose

Campylomormyrus rhynchophorus
double-nose elephant nose

Capoeta arulius
Longfin Barb

Capoeta oligolepis

Capoeta partipentazona
tiger barb

Capoeta semifasciolatus
Golden Barb

Capoeta tetrazona
tiger barb

Capoeta titteya
Cherry Barb

Carassius auratus

Carnegiella spp.
Hatchet Fish

Chalinochromis brichardi, bridles morph only, with minimum length 5cm
Lake Tanganyika Cichlid

Chalinochromis spp.
Lake Tanganyika Cichlids

Chanda spp.

Chilodus punctatus
Spotted Headstander

Chilotilapia rhoadesii with minimum length 5cm
Rhoadesii Cichlid

Cichlasoma nicaraguense with minimum length 5cm
Nicaraguan Cichlid

Coelurichthys microlepis
Croaking Tetra

Colisa chuna
Honey Dwarf Gourami

Colisa fasciata
Giant Dwarf Gourami

Colisa labiosa
Thick-lipped Gourami

Colisa lalia
Dwarf Gourami

Copeina Arnoldi
Splash Tetra, Characin, Jumping Tetra

Copeina guttata
Red Spotted Copeina

Corydoras spp.
Armoured Catfish

Males only ofCorynopoma riisei
Swordtail Characin

Crenicara filamentosa
Checkerboard Lyretail

Crenicara maculate with minimum length 5cm
Checkerboard Cichlid

Cyathopharnx furcifer
Thread Fin Furficer

Cyphotilapia frontosa of length 12cm and over
Humphead cichlid

Cyprichromis leptosoma
Yellowtail Cyprichromis

Cyrtocara moorii
Lake Malawi Cichlid

Danio devario

Danio malabaricus
Giant Danio

Dekeyseria pulcher of length 1.5cm and over
Pretty pleco

Dermogenys pusillus
Half Beak

Dianema urostriata
Stripe Tailed Catfish

Epalzeorhynchus kallopterus
Flying Fox

Epalzeorhynchus siamensis
Siamese Flying Fox

Epiplatys spp.
Killie Fish

Eretmodus cyanostictus
Dwarf Goby Cichlid

Eretmodus maculatus
Tangyanikan Clown Cichlid

Esomus malayensis
Flying Barb

Farlowella acus
Twig Catfish

Gasteropelecus spp.
Hatchet Fish

Gnathochromis permaxillaris
african cichlid

Gnathonemus macrolepidotus
elephant nose

Gnathonemus petersi
elephant nose

Gymnocorymbus ternetzi
Black Widow Tetra

Gyrinocheilus aymonieri
Sucking Asian Catfish

Hasemania nana
Silver Tip Tetra

Helostoma rudolfi
Pink Kissing Gourami

Helostoma temminckii
Green Kissing Gourami

Hemigrammopetersius caudalis
Yellow-tail Congo Tetra

Hemigrammus spp.

Hemiodopsis sterni
Striped Hemiodopsis

Homaloptera orthogoniata
Indonesian Lizard Fish

Hyphessobrycon spp.

Inpaichthys kerri
Blue Emperor Tetra

Iodotropheys sprengerae
African Cichlid

Julidochromis spp.
Dwarf Cichlid

Kryptopterus bicirrhis
Glass Catfish

Kryptopterus macrocephalus
Poormans Glass Catfish

Labeo bicolour
Redtail Shark

Labeo erythrurus
Red Fin Shark

Labeo frenatus
Rainbow Shark

Labeo variegatus
Variegated Shark

Laetacara curviceps

Laetacara dorsigerus

Laubuca laubuca
Indian Hatchet Fish

Males only Leiocassis siamensis
Siamese Catfish, Bumble Bee Catfish

Lepidarchus adonis
Flagtail Tetra, Adonis Tetra

Leporinus arcus
Lipstick Leporinus

Leporinus fasciatus
Banded Leporinus

Leporinus maculatus
Spotted Leporinus

Leporinus multifasciatus
Multi-banded Leporinus

Loricaria filamentosa
Whiptail Catfish

Macrognathus aculeatus
Spiny Eel

Males only Macropodus opercularis with minimum length 6cm
Paradise Fish

Megalamphodus spp.

Melanochromis auratus

Melanochromis simulans

Non-Albino form only ofMesonauta festivus

Metynnis spp. minimum length 4cm
Silver Dollars

Moenkhausia spp.

Monodactylus argenteus
Angel Mono, Malayan Mono, Batfish

Monodactylus sebae
African Mono

Morulius chrysophekadion
Black Shark

Males only Myleus rubripinnis with minimum length 8cm
Red Hook

Nannacara anomala
Golden Dwarf Acara

Nannacara aureocephalus
Golden Head Cichlid

Nannacara taenia
Dwarf Lattice Cichlid

Nannostomus spp.
Pencil Fish

Nematobrycon spp.
Emperor Tetra

Neolamprologus brichardi
Princess of Burundi

Neolamprologus cylindricus
Tanganyikan Cichlid

Yellow morph only Neolamprologus leleupi with minimum length 5cm
Lemon Cichlid

Neolamprologus meeli minimum length 5cm
African cichlid

Neolamprologus mustax minimum length 5cm
Mustax, Mask Lamprolagus

Neolamprologus ocellatus minimum length 5cm
African cichlid

Ophthalmotilapia spp.
Blacknosed Threadfin Cichlid

Oryzias latipes
Golden Medaka

Osteochilus hasselti
bony lipped barb

Osteochilus vittatus
bony lipped barb

Otocinclus arnoldi
Sucker Catfish

Oxygaster oxygastroides
Glass Barb

Pantodon buchholzi
Butterfly Fish

Papiliochromis altispinosa
Bolivian Butterfly Cichlid

Papiliochromis ramirezzii

Paracheirodon axelrodi
Cardinal Tetra

Paracheirodon innesi
Neon Tetra

Paracyprichromis nigripinnis
Blue Neon Cyprichromis

Males onlyParauchenipterus fisheri minimum length 7cm

Males onlyParosphromenus deissneri minimum length 4cm

Pelvicachromis pulcher

Pelvicachromis subocellatus

Pelvicachromis taeniatus

Petitella georgiae
False Rummy Nose

Petrochromis trewavasae minimum length 5cm
?Texas? Cichlid, White Spotted Peerchromis

Phenacogrammus interruptus
Congo Tetra

Pimelodella pictus
Pictus Catfish

Pimelodus ornatus

Poecilia latipinna
Sailfin Mollie

Poecilia reticulata

Poecilia sphenops
Black Mollie

Poecilia velifera
YucatanSailfin Mollie

Males onlyPoecilocharax weitzmani
Shining Tetra

Prionobrama filigera
Glass Bloodfin

Pristella maxillaris

Pseudogastromyzon myersi
Dwarf Stone Sucker

Pterophyllum spp.
Angel Fish

Puntius asoka
Asoka Barb

Puntius bimaculatus
Two Spot Barb

Puntius conchonius
Rosy Barb

Puntius cumingi
Cummings Barb

Puntius filamentosus
Black Spot Barb

Puntius lineatus
Striped Barb

Puntius nigrofasciatus
Ruby Barb

Puntius ticto
Ticto Barb

Puntius vittatus
Kooli Barb

Rasbora argyrotaenia
Silver Rasbora

Rasbora borapetensis
Red Tail Rasbora

Rasbora caudimaculata
Red Tail Rasbora

Rasbora dorsiocellata
Emerald Eye Rasbora

Rasbora dusonensis
Yellow Tail Rasbora

Rasbora einthoveni
Blue Line Rasbora

Rasbora elegans
Two Spot Rasbora

Rasbora hengelii
harlequin rasbora

Rasbora heteromorpha
harlequin rasbora

Rasbora kalochroma
Clown Rasbora

Rasbora leptosoma
Copper Striped Rasbora

Rasbora maculata
Dwarf Spotted Rasbora

Rasbora pauciperforata
Red Line Rasbora

Rasbora sarawakensis

Rasbora steineri
Gold Line Rasbora

Rasbora taeniata
Blue Line Rasbora

Rasbora trilineata
Black Scissortail

Rasbora vaterifloris
Flame Rasbora

Rhodeus amarus

Rhodeus sericeus

Sawbwa resplendens minimum length 1cm
Sawbwa barb

Semaprochilodus insignis

Semaprochilodus taeniurus

Spathodus erythrodon
Blue Spotted Goby Cichlid

Sphaerichthys osphronemoides
Chocolate Gourami

Females only Sturisoma panamense minimum length 8cm
Armoured Catfish

Symphysodon spp.

Males only Synodontis decorus minimum length 10cm

Synodontis multipunctatus
African Catfish

Synodontis nigriventris
Upsidedown Catfish

Tanganicodus irsacae
Goby Cichlid

Tanichthys albonubes
White Cloud

Tateurndina ocellicauda
Peacock gudgeon

Telmatherina ladigesi
Celebes Rainbow

Thayeria spp.
Hockey stick Tetra

Thoracocharax spp.
Hatchet Fish

Toxotes jaculator

Trichogaster leeri
Pearl Gourami

Trichogaster microlepis
Moonbeam Gourami

Trichogaster trichopterus
Golden Gourami

Trichopsis pumilus

Trichopsis vittatus

Trinectes maculatus

Triportheus spp.
False Hatchet

Tropheus spp.
African Cichlids

Xiphophorus halleri

Xiphophorus maculatus

Xiphophorus variatus
Variegated Platy

Yasuhikotakia sidthimunki of length 1.5cm and over
Dwarf chain loach

Live freshwater fish may only be imported from approved countries listed below.

Federated States of Micronesia
French Polynesia
Hong Kong
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Saudi Arabia
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Sri Lanka
United States of America (USA)

Fish Species Restricted for Importation into Western Australia

Under Regulation 176 of the Fish Resources Management Regulations 1995 , a person must not bring into the State a species of fish not endemic to the State without the written approval, or written authority, of the Executive Director of the Department of Fisheries.

Please contact the Translocation Officer at the Department of Fisheries Head Office for further information and to request a Translocation Application Pack.

PLEASE NOTE: This list does not relate to aquatic snails or plants. The importation of aquatic snails, plants or declared plants are covered under the Plant Disease Act 1914, the Plant Diseases Regulations 1989 and the Agriculture and Related Resource Protection Act 1976. For further information on these matters, please contact the WA Quarantine and Inspection Service on (08) 9311 5333.

Class 1

Species listed as noxious under Schedule 5 of the Fish Resources Management Regulations 1995 and prohibited to be imported into the State.

Noxious Fish:
Grass carp Ctenopharyngodon idellus
Nile perch Lates niloticus
Parasitic catfish Family: Trichomycteridae
Pike cichlid Crenicichla lepidota
Piranha Serrasalmus spp.
Snakehead Channa spp.
Tiger catfish Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum
Tigerfish Hydrocynus goliath
Walking catfish Clarias batrachus
Weatherloach Misgurnus anguillicaudatus

Under the Fish Resources Management Act 1994 a person must not:

* keep, breed, hatch or culture any noxious fish;

* have in the person's possession any noxious fish;

* consign or convey any noxious fish;

* release any noxious fish into any waters; or

* put any noxious fish into a container or receptacle in which it might remain alive.

In addition, a person must not bring any fish into the State, if the fish is prescribed to be noxious.

Class 2

Species of fish not to be imported into the State without the prior written approval or written authority of the Executive Director of the Department of Fisheries, and species of fish that may only be imported into WA with the written approval of the Executive Director, in accordance with a policy relevant to that species.

Freshwater Fish
Salmonids Oncorhynchus mykiss,
Salmo trutta,
Salmo salar
Australian bass Macquaria novemaculeatas
Estuary perch Macquaria colonorum
Barramundi Lates calcarifer
Murray cod Maccullochella spp.
Golden perch Macquaria ambigua
Eels Anguilla australia
A. obscura
A. reinhardtii
Catfish Tandanus tandanus (greater than 8cm in length)
Gambusia Gambusia affinis,
Gambusia holbrookii
Redfin perch Perca fluviatilis
Silver perch * Bidyanus bidyanus

* Silver perch may only be imported in accordance with Fisheries Management Paper No 145, ?The aquaculture of non-endemic species in Western Australia, silver perch', October 2000.

Marine Fish
Cods Epinephelus spp.
Dolphinfish Coryphaena hippurus
Coral trout Plectropomus spp.
Spariids Sparidae spp.

Edible oysters Ostreidae spp.
Scallops Pectinidae spp.
Mussels Mytilus edulis planulatus
M galloprovincialis
Clams Tridacnidae spp.
Abalone Haliotis spp.
Trochus Tectus niloticus

Marron Cherax tenuimanus
Yabbies Cherax albidus
Cherax destructor
Cherabin Macrobrachium spp.
Western rock lobster Panulirus cygnus
Prawns Penaeus spp.
Redclaw * Cherax quadricarinatus

* Redclaw crayfish may only be imported in accordance with Fisheries Management Paper No. 100, ?The aquaculture of non-endemic species in Western Australia, Redclaw crayfish', June 1997.

Prohibited fish
Certain introduced fish are declared noxious in Queensland. Noxious fish can not be brought into

The list of prohibited fish is subject to change and includes:

European carp
Mosquito fish
Largemouth bass

For further information contact the Queensland Department of Primary Industries, Fisheries and
Forestry or the Queensland Fisheries Management Authority.