The Aquatic Animal Health and Alien Species in Aquaculture (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 will provide the necessary minor and technical corrections to The Aquatic Animal Health Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009 and The Alien and Locally Absent Species in Aquaculture Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 to ensure operability when the UK leaves the EU. This instrument does not introduce any policy changes. It does not contain amendments to any primary legislation. The intention is to maintain the status quo and keep the aquatic animal health and alien species in aquaculture regimes functioning as they do now. As a result, there are not expected to be any significant impacts arising from this SI for anyone. In bringing forward this legislation, a workable legal framework underpinning business as usual in aquatic animal health and alien and locally absent species in aquaculture, will be preserved after Exit.