Aquaculture disinfectant listing scheme: apply or view

Check for listed disinfectants for aquaculture; or apply to have your product listed.

Applies to England and Wales


The following disinfectants have been tested under the listing scheme conditions to demonstrate their effectiveness against aquatic diseases.

The table displays listed disinfectant products and their effective dilutions as demonstrated under the mandatory test conditions of 4°C ± 1°C test temperature, with a 30 minute ± 30 second contact time. Where applied for, additional effective dilutions under optional test data (varying contact time and test temperature) is displayed in the comments column.

Product name Product physical form Company name Company address and contact details Bacterial diseases of aquaculture relevance* (Test Standard EN1656 Modified) Viral diseases of aquaculture relevance* (Test Standard EN14675 Modified) Other*
Aqua Des Liquid Aquatiq UK Ltd 8 Aurora House, UHI Inverness Campus, Inverness, IV2 5NA; 1 to 200 1 to 200 N/A
Aqua Omnicide Liquid Coventry Chemicals Ltd Woodhams Road, Siskin Drive, Coventry CV5 9LH; 1 to 99 1 to 99 N/A
BioVX Aqua Powder Biolink Ltd Halifax Way, Pocklington, York YO42 1NR; 1 to 100 1 to 100 N/A
FAM 30 Liquid Evans Vanodine International PLC Brierley Rd, Walton Summit, Preston, Lancashire, PR5 8AH; 1 to 100 N/A N/A
GPC8 Liquid Evans Vanodine International PLC Brierley Rd, Walton Summit, Preston, Lancashire, PR5 8AH; 1 to 100 N/A N/A
Mira 8 Liquid Calton Commercial Corporation 653-655 T. Pinpin St., Binondo, Manila, Philippines 1 to 100 N/A N/A
Steri-7 Xtra High Level Surface Disinfectant Cleaner and Steri-7 Xtra NetDip Liquid Steri-7 Worldwide Ltd 34 Baron Grove, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 4EH; 1 to 20 N/A N/A
V18 liquid Evans Vanodine International PLC Brierley Rd, Walton Summit, Preston, Lancashire, PR5 8AH 1 to 100 N/A N/A
Vanoquat liquid Evans Vanodine International PLC Brierley Rd, Walton Summit, Preston, Lancashire, PR5 8AH 1 to 100 N/A N/A
Virasure® Aquatic Pink powder Fish Vet Group Ltd 22 Carsegate Road, Inverness, IV3 8EX; 1 to 100 0.7 to 100 N/A
VirkonTM Aquatic Powder Antec International Ltd Windham Road, Sudbury, CO10 2XD 1 to 100 1 to 200 N/A

Key: * Effective dilution for liquids expressed as 1 part product to x parts water, or for solids expressed as 1 gram product to x mls water. † The disinfectant does not need to be diluted.

Apply to have your product listed

This is a voluntary scheme and is open to any disinfectant manufacturer wishing to market their product in the UK.

It lists disinfectants that have been independently validated as effective against viral and bacterial diseases affecting freshwater fish.

To apply to get your disinfectant listed you must:

Get your disinfectant tested

All products submitted for listing must meet the requirements of the EU Biocides Regulation (528/2012) and national biocides legislation.

Before applying you must ensure your product has passed the modified test standards below (depending on your application):

  • bacterial diseases - using the specified modification of EN Standard 1656:2009
  • viral diseases - using the specified modification of EN Standard 14675:2015

You must:

  • select a laboratory that works to a recognised international laboratory quality system
  • have quality assurance checks done by an independent auditor

Application fees

You can apply to have your disinfectant listed as effective for 1 disease type (bacterial or viral diseases) or for both.

You must pay for each disinfectant product you wish to list and choose either:

  • a single scheme application (viral or bacterial efficacy) – £1,577 (excluding VAT)
  • a combined application (viral and bacterial efficacy) – £2,157 (excluding VAT)

Fees are non-refundable for unsuccessful applications.

Approval process

The Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) manages the process.

  1. It acknowledges receipt within 5 working days and sends it for technical review.
  2. It receives the results from the technical review within 20 working days.
  3. It sends you the results within 5 working days. If successful you must sign and return the terms and conditions of the listing scheme. If unsuccessful it will inform you of the reasons why and the next steps.
  4. It lists your product.

Renewals and changes to your product

Each listing is valid for 5 years. You must then reapply to continue to be listed. However, retesting is not always necessary if your disinfectant’s composition hasn’t changed.

If you change your product’s composition you should notify Cefas immediately. Product changes require a retest and you must then reapply for listing.

If you wish to add distributors for your listed products you need to apply for an amendment using the same application form (omit section 3 and the appendices). There is no charge to do this.

The disinfectant listed and sold must be identical to the original sample tested and reviewed.

Contact us

Cefas Disinfectant Listing Scheme Team

01305 206600

Published 20 June 2014
Last updated 26 February 2021 + show all updates
  1. Added URL for Mirius Healthcare

  2. Added Virkon Aquatic to the list

  3. Added new V18 product

  4. Added Vanoquat to the list.

  5. Removed Vanoquat New Formulation from list

  6. Added two new entries to the list: GPC8 and Mira 8

  7. New entry added to table: Aqua Omnicide

  8. Updated prices

  9. Updated BioVx viral diseases column

  10. Updated name for Aquatic UK Ltd

  11. Updated the disinfectant listing scheme application form

  12. Added BioVX Aqua

  13. Added BioVX Aqua

  14. Added Steri-7 products to list

  15. Change application contact details

  16. First published.