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USFWS Lists Black Carp as Injurious Wildlife


The final rule adding all forms of live black carp to the list of injurious wildlife under the Lacey Act published in the Federal Register, October 18, 2007. The final rule will become effective November 19, 2007

October 25, 2007

USFWS Lists Black Carp as Injurious Wildlife


The final rule adding all forms of live black carp to the list of injurious wildlife under the Lacey Act published in the Federal Register, October 18, 2007. The final rule will become effective November 19, 2007.
SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service or we) adds all forms of live black carp (Mylopharyngodon piceus), gametes, viable eggs, and hybrids to the list of injurious fish under the Lacey Act.

By this action, the Service prohibits the importation into or transportation between the continental United States, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or any territory or possession of the United States of live black carp, gametes, viable eggs, and hybrids.

The best available information indicates that this action is necessary to protect the interests of wildlife and wildlife resources from the purposeful or accidental introduction and subsequent establishment of black carp in the ecosystems of the United States.

Live black carp, gametes, viable eggs, and hybrids can be imported only by permit for scientific, medical, educational, or zoological purposes, or without a permit by Federal agencies solely for their own use.

Interstate transportation of live black carp, gametes, viable eggs, and hybrids currently held within the United States will be allowed only by permit. Interstate transportation permits may be issued for scientific, medical, educational, or zoological purposes. Rule [PDF]

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