. A veterinarian who is approved by the Administrator
, in accordance with part 161 of this chapter
, to perform official animal
health work of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
specified in subchapters A, B, C, and D of this chapter; and to perform work required by cooperative State
control and eradication programs.
Anadromous fish. Fish that are born and spawn in freshwater, but which spend part of their lifecycle in saltwater.
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service of the United States
Department of Agriculture.
APHIS representative. A veterinarian or other individual employed by APHIS who is authorized to perform the services required by this part.
. Fishing for pleasure or for recreational purposes, including tournaments, organized fishing competitions, fishing derbies, or other types of contests where individuals catch, compare, and release live VHS-regulated fish
. This term excludes VHS-regulated fish used, or intended to be used, as live bait.
. The State
, Tribal, or Federal entity with the legal responsibility for ensuring or supervising the implementation of aquatic animal
Cultured fish. Fish of the same species and age class, originating from the same broodstock and on the same water supply, whose care is partly or totally managed from the first life stage onwards.
Department. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
. From one State
into or through any other State
Moved (movement). Shipped, transported, delivered, or otherwise aided, induced, or caused to be moved.
Person. Any individual, corporation, company, association, firm, partnership, society, or joint stock company, or other legal entity.
Secure water source
. A biosecure water supply that does not contain pathogens or has not had the opportunity to be contaminated with pathogens. Biosecure water supplies include well, spring, or borehole water; surface water that does not contain fish populations; or water that has been treated to eliminate aquatic animal
. Any of the 50 States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the District of Columbia, and any territories and possessions of the United States
State animal health official
. The State
official responsible for livestock, disease
control, and eradication programs.
. Any State
or portion of a State
listed in accordance with § 83.4
. Any fish species listed in accordance with § 83.4
Viral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS)
. A disease
caused by infection with VHS virus