Guidance

Controls of fish and shellfish diseases in England and Wales

Reduce the risk of disease, find out where notifiable diseases have been confirmed in England and Wales.

Disease status of fish, shellfish and crustacea in England and Wales

Great Britain has a high health status with regard to fish, mollusc and crustacean diseases. The listed diseases are detailed in Part II, Annex IV of Directive 2006/88/EC and Schedule 1 of The Aquatic Animal Health (England and Wales) Regulations 2009.

For the disease status for England and Wales or the latest reported confirmed outbreaks in England and Wales.

Serious fish and shellfish diseases

You must contact the Fish Health Inspectorate (FHI) if fish or shellfish:

Reduce the spread of disease in fish and shellfish

You can help control the spread of disease if you:

Control areas for notifiable disease outbreaks

If a notifiable disease is confirmed, FHI places controls in place to limit the spread of disease (these are known as confirmed designations).

If your fish or shellfish are in an area under a control areas you must:

  • comply with any conditions issued by FHI
  • get written permission from the FHI to move fish and/or shellfish and equipment (allow at least 5 working days)

Fish

Maps of areas with controls in place to limit the spread of spring viraemia of carp (SVC):

2017

Maps of areas with controls in place to limit the spread of koi herpesvirus disease (KHV):

2018

2017

Shellfish

You can use an interactive map (Desktop Mobile) to view shellfish disease controls across Great Britain.

Alternatively below are individual maps of areas under our control for each disease:

Bonamia ostreae

Oyster herpesvirus

Marteilia refringens

Contacts

Fish Health Inspectorate

Environment Agency

PO Box 544


Rotherham
Yorkshire
S60 1BY

Published 16 May 2014
Last updated 10 April 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated the page to include the disease status of england wales page.
  2. CD02/2019 now lifted following Disinfection and a fallow period
  3. CD01/2019 now lifted following a full disinfection of the site and Fallowing period
  4. A newer revised document is now available
  5. Removed controls lifted.
  6. Update list with new outbreak.
  7. list updated with missed outbreak from 2016 that is still inplace.
  8. Included the list for a new outbreak for 2019.
  9. List updated
  10. New outbreak to include in the list.
  11. List updated
  12. List is updated with a new outbreak
  13. New outbreak
  14. List updated with a new outbreak
  15. List updated with a new outbreak
  16. List updated with a new confrimed outbreak
  17. List updated with a new confrimed outbreak
  18. Updated the list with a new outbreak
  19. List updated
  20. The list has been updated with a new outbreak
  21. List updated with a new CD
  22. Listed updated with a new putbreak confirmed
  23. List updated with new confirmed outbreaks of KHV
  24. List updated with confrimed outbreak of KHV
  25. List updated with a new outbreak
  26. Updated the list with a new updated outbreak
  27. Updated document
  28. List updated with new outbreak for 2018
  29. List for new outbreaks updated
  30. Removed Swallows
  31. New outbreak to add to the list
  32. Updated the outbreak list.
  33. Updated the list of new outbreaks for 2018
  34. CD04 included to the list of outbreaks for 2018
  35. Three new KHV outbreak attachments added for 2018
  36. Confrimed Designations from 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014 and some of the sites in 2016. They list has been removed from this page and has been moved to the press release page 'Outbreaks of Koi herpesvirus disease' and added to the list of finished outbreaks. And the CD for Manderson Trust Lakes from 2017 attachment has been included.
  37. Added Cleverley Mare, Essex
  38. Added Boating Lake, Northamptonshire
  39. Added White Shots Reservoir, Essex and The Cunneries, Lancashire
  40. Added Hampstead Heath Ponds, London
  41. Added Lea Farm Lakes, Berkshire
  42. Removed The Jungle, Derbyshire
  43. Added Windsor View Lakes, Berkshire
  44. Added Danson Park, Kent; The Jungle, Derbyshire and Frogmore Fishery, Hertfordshire
  45. Added Cleveley Bridge Fishery Complex, Lancashire
  46. Added Sam Hosticks Fisheries, East Yorkshire
  47. Added Willows Farm Fishery, Hertfordshire Removed Porton Ventures, Wiltshire
  48. Added Tyersal Hall Fishery, West Yorkshire
  49. Added Newlake, Humberside
  50. Added Bannister House Fishery, Lancashire
  51. Added Porton Ventures UK Ltd
  52. Added Meadows Fishery and Manor Park Fishery, Staffordshire
  53. Added Mansfield Lake, Kent
  54. Added designation notice for Risbey Park Fisheries, Beverley
  55. Added The Lakeside, Surrey
  56. Added East Sussed: Swanborough Fishing Lake
  57. Added details for SVC at Arden Lakes, Warwickshire
  58. Removed confirmed designations for: Gorsty Hall Fishing Lakes (Cheshire), Coopers Arms Lake and Weston Moat Fishery (Derbyshire), Frant Lakes (East Sussex), Morehall Fishery (South Yorkshire), Tin Mill Dam (South Yorkshire), Henstead Fishing Lakes (Suffolk), Crossways Business Park (Kent), Barford Lakes (Norfolk), and Willinghurst Fisheries (Surrey).
  59. Added KHV disease confirmed designation for Lodge Farm Fisheries, South Yorkshire.
  60. Added KHV disease confirmed designation for Curborough Fishery, Staffordshire
  61. Added KHV disease confirmed designation for Coppice Lane Pools, Staffordshire
  62. Added KHV disease confirmed designation for The Hunstrete Fishery, Avon
  63. Added KHV disease confirmed designation for Knightsland Farm Lake, Essex
  64. Added KHV disease confirmed designation for Melton Ponds, Norfolk
  65. Added KHV disease confirmed designation for Ash Grove Lake, Derbyshire
  66. Added KHV disease confirmed designation for Kiverton Farm Fisheries, South Yorkshire
  67. Added KHV disease confirmed designation for Five House Farm Reservoir, Hertfordshire
  68. Added a revised oyster herpesvirus confirmed designation which covers Kent and Essex.
  69. Added KHV disease confirmed designation for Thorpe Lea Fishery, Surrey
  70. Added KHV disease confirmed designation for Fields Farm Fishery, Cheshire
  71. Added KHV disease confirmed designation for Portland Fishing Lakes, Nottinghamshire
  72. Added KHV disease confirmed designation for Jacobs Water, Nottinghamshire
  73. Added KHV disease confirmed designation for Bells Mill Fisheries, West Midlands
  74. Added designation for Manea Pit, Cambridgeshire
  75. Added confirmation note for Frisby Water Park, Leicestershire
  76. Added designation note for Packington Somers Fishery
  77. Added the confirmation for Cromwell Lake, Cambridgeshire
  78. Added confirmation details for Ferens Lake, East Yorkshire
  79. Added KHV disease confirmed designations for Mallory Park Fishery, Leicestershire, and Hayfield Fishery, South Yorkshire
  80. Added KHV confirmed designation for Heron Pond, Nottinghamshire
  81. Added KHV confirmed designation for Corner House Farm Lake, Staffordshire
  82. Updated all confirmed designations for Oyster herpesvirus and Bonamia ostreae with a new condition.
  83. Added KHV disease confirmed designation for Fleetwood Reservoir, Lancashire
  84. Add KHV disease confirmed designations for Aston Park, South Yorkshire, and The Barns, Cornwall
  85. Added KHV disease confirmed designation for Albert Park Lake, North Yorkshire
  86. Added KHV disease confirmed designation for Bierley Woods Waters, West Yorkshire
  87. Added KHV confirmed designation for The Glebe Lakes, Leicestershire
  88. Removed KHV confirmed designation for Maidenhead Aquatics, Greater London
  89. Added KHV confirmed designations for Greater London and Lincolnshire
  90. CD03/2016 added
  91. CD02/2016
  92. CD01/2016 - site no longer under any official disease controls
  93. New KHV confirmed designation: Shuttleworth College Fish Farm, Bedfordshire
  94. Confirmed designations for KHV removed on Whitevane Pond, Jeagor Farm, Boat Shed Pool, Ferens Lake, Brocket Hall, Noak Hill Fishery, and The Duckery
  95. Added confirmed designation for Oyster herpesvirus at River Teign, Devon
  96. Revised Bonamia ostreae confirmed designations
  97. Added extension to Oyster Herpesvirus Confirmed Designation in Kent
  98. Added KHV disease confirmed designation for Ellis Lake Fishery, Essex. Added conditions to the confirmed designation for Marteilia.
  99. Added KHV disease confirmed designations for Lake Ross, Woodlands Fishery, and Bourne Farm Pond in Lincolnshire
  100. Added KHV disease confirmed designation for Thornborough Pond, Northumberland
  101. Added KHV confirmed designation for Washing Pool, Worcestershire
  102. Amended Oyster herpesvirus confirmed designation in Kent
  103. Added KHV confirmed designation for Railway Lakes, Cambridgeshire
  104. New KHV outbreak confirmed in West Yorkshire
  105. Ruddy Pond Lakes confirmed designation added.
  106. Added KHV designation for Morgans & Woodstock Ponds, Gwent
  107. Added confirmed designation for KHV at Bankend Fisheries, South Yorkshire
  108. Updated Oyster Herpesvirus confirmed designations for Poole Harbour, Dorset, and Whitstable Bay, Kent
  109. Removed River Crouch, Blackwater and Colne confirmed designation and replaced it with a single designation which also includes the River Roach.
  110. Removed KHV confirmed designations for Burton Farm Fisheries, Church Pond, Kingsdown Road Flash and Canvey Lake
  111. Removed confirmed designation for Abbey Waters, Norfolk
  112. Removed confirmed designations for Bradshaw Hall, Risby Park, Cuckoo Mere and Bee Fold Fishery.
  113. Removed confirmed designation for Aldercar Lane Fishery Lakes, Nottinghamshire, and Alcott Farm Fishery, Worcestershire
  114. Added new confirmed designation for KHV in Staffordshire
  115. Added confirmed designation for KHV in Wiltshire
  116. Added Wellow Dam KHV confirmed designation
  117. Updated Trinity Waters confirmed designation
  118. Added KHV confirmed designation
  119. Added two KHV confirmed designations for Essex
  120. Confirmed Designation added for Haddon Lakes, Cambridgeshire.
  121. New 'notice of confirmed designation' inserted under the Shellfish/Oyster Herpesvirus heading for the River Crouch.
  122. Added KHV confirmed designation
  123. Added KHV confirmed designation
  124. Added 3 KHV confirmed designations
  125. Added KHV confirmed designation
  126. Added confirmed designation for KHV
  127. Added KHV confirmed designation
  128. Added KHV confirmed designation
  129. Added Bonehill Mill Fishery Confirmed KHV Designation
  130. Confirmed designation added
  131. Added confirmed designation notice and map
  132. First published.