"Application for Permit to Import African Clawed Frogs or Tilapia Into Virginia (10 - Exit)" - Virginia

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VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE RESOURCES
APPLICATION FOR PERMIT TO IMPORT AFRICAN CLAWED FROGS OR
TILAPIA INTO VIRGINIA (10 – EXIT)
(Under Authority of § 29.1-542 of the Code of Virginia and 4 VAC 15-30-40)
Permit Period is January 1
st
through December 31
st
(or part thereof)
Non-Refundable Application Fee: $10.00
____Mr. ____Mrs. ____Ms. ____Miss.
Name of Applicant ______________________________________________________________
Address
____________
____ _______ ______________________ County________________________
City
State
Zip
Phone Number
_____Email
Date of Birth
Last 4 of SSN
Last 4 of Driver’s Lic#
Name and location of facility if different from above, where animal(s) will be sold:________________
_________________________________________________________ County_____________________
List species to be imported (common & scientific names) _____________________________________
Purpose of importation _________________________________________________________________
Person or facility where animal(s) are to be imported from:
Name _______________________________________________________________________________
Address _____________________________________________________________________________
Phone Number ___________________________ Permit No.________________________________
Applicant signature ____________________________________ Date__________________________
By my signature above, I hereby certify that all entries made on this application are true and complete,
time of discovery,
and I agree and understand that any falsification of information herein, regardless of
may result in denial or revocation of my permit. TYPED SIGNATURE IS AUTHORIZED AND
BINDING PER CODE OF VIRGINIA §59.1, CHAPTER 42.1, ET SEQ.
Make check payable to: Treasurer of Virginia and return to: Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources,
Permits Section, P. O. Box 3337, Henrico, VA 23228
THIS PERMIT EXPIRES DECEMBER 31
st
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VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE RESOURCES
APPLICATION FOR PERMIT TO IMPORT AFRICAN CLAWED FROGS OR
TILAPIA INTO VIRGINIA (10 – EXIT)
(Under Authority of § 29.1-542 of the Code of Virginia and 4 VAC 15-30-40)
Permit Period is January 1
st
through December 31
st
(or part thereof)
Non-Refundable Application Fee: $10.00
____Mr. ____Mrs. ____Ms. ____Miss.
Name of Applicant ______________________________________________________________
Address
____________
____ _______ ______________________ County________________________
City
State
Zip
Phone Number
_____Email
Date of Birth
Last 4 of SSN
Last 4 of Driver’s Lic#
Name and location of facility if different from above, where animal(s) will be sold:________________
_________________________________________________________ County_____________________
List species to be imported (common & scientific names) _____________________________________
Purpose of importation _________________________________________________________________
Person or facility where animal(s) are to be imported from:
Name _______________________________________________________________________________
Address _____________________________________________________________________________
Phone Number ___________________________ Permit No.________________________________
Applicant signature ____________________________________ Date__________________________
By my signature above, I hereby certify that all entries made on this application are true and complete,
time of discovery,
and I agree and understand that any falsification of information herein, regardless of
may result in denial or revocation of my permit. TYPED SIGNATURE IS AUTHORIZED AND
BINDING PER CODE OF VIRGINIA §59.1, CHAPTER 42.1, ET SEQ.
Make check payable to: Treasurer of Virginia and return to: Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources,
Permits Section, P. O. Box 3337, Henrico, VA 23228
THIS PERMIT EXPIRES DECEMBER 31
st
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VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE RESOURCES
PERMIT TO IMPORT AND POSSESS TILAPIA AND CLAWED FROGS IN VIRGINIA
PERMIT REQUIREMENTS
Under authority of Sections 29.1-103 and 29.1-521 of the Code of Virginia it shall be unlawful to
take, possess, import, cause to be imported, export, cause to be exported, buy, sell, offer for sale or
liberate within the Commonwealth any wild animal unless otherwise specifically permitted by law or
regulation. Unless otherwise stated, for the purposes of identifying species regulated by the Board,
when both the scientific and common names are listed, the scientific reference to genus and species
will take precedence over common names.
Under the authority of Section 29.1-542 of the Code of Virginia, non-native (exotic) animals
otherwise classed as predatory or undesirable, may not be imported into the Commonwealth or
liberated therein, or possessed therein, except under a special permit of the Board. Before such permit
is issued, the importer shall make application to the Department of Wildlife Resources (Department),
giving the place of origin, the name and address of the exporter and a certificate from a licensed and
accredited practicing veterinarian, or certified fish pathologist, certifying that the animal to be
imported is not manifesting any signs of infectious, contagious, or communicable disease.
EXOTIC SPECIES IMPORTATION PERMIT INFORMATION
A special permit is required and may be issued by the Department, if consistent with the
department's fish and wildlife management program, to import, possess, or sell those non-native
(exotic) animals listed below that the board finds and declares to be predatory or undesirable within
the meaning and intent of Section 29.1-542 of the Code of Virginia, in that their introduction into the
Commonwealth will be detrimental to the native fish and wildlife resources of Virginia:
AMPHIBIANS:
Genus/Species
Common Name
Xenopus spp.
Tongueless or clawed frog
FISH:
Genus/Species
Common Name
* Tilapia mossambicuss
Mozambique tilapia
* Tilapia nilotica
Nile tilapia
* Tilapia aurea
Blue tilapia
* Tilapia hornorum
Zanzibar tilapia
* Genus may also be listed as Oreochromis or Sarotherodon
1. APPLICATION: Application for a permit and an application fee (see subsection of this
section) shall be submitted to the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources, Permits Section, P. O.
Box 3337 Henrico, VA 23228. (All checks made payable to the "Treasurer of Virginia"). The
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application for a non-native (exotic) permit shall state the name and address of the applicant, the
location of the rearing facility, type of water supply, location of the rearing facility, type of water
supply, location of the nearest water body or stream, purpose of importation and number of animals
to be imported.
2. TERM OF PERMIT: Permits issued under the provisions of this section shall be issued on a
fiscal year basis beginning January 1 and expiring December 31.
3. RENEWAL: It shall be the responsibility of the permittee to initiate any and all renewals.
4.
COMPLIANCE/VIOLATION/REVOCATION:
A. 4 VAC 15-290-130 of the Virginia Administrative Code states that a permit holder
shall comply with all terms and conditions of any permit issued by the Department of Wildlife
Resources pursuant to Title 29.1 of the Code of Virginia and the regulations of the board pertaining
to hunting, fishing, trapping, attempting to take, possession, sale, offering for sale, transporting or
causing to be transported, importing or exporting, propagating, exhibiting, and rehabilitating of
any wild bird, wild animal or fish. The penalty for violation of this section is a Class 3
misdemeanor unless another penalty is specified. Further, any violation of state or federal wildlife
laws related to the permitted activities by the permittee, his/her agents or employees, or guests will
constitute a violation of the conditions of the permit.
B. As provided by 4 VAC 15-30-5, failure to comply with the provisions of a permit
may result in the revocation or suspension of the permit for a period up to but not to exceed five
(5) years. Any person whose permit is revoked, or suspended may appeal that decision in writing,
to the Executive Director, Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources, P. O. Box 3337, Henrico,
VA 23228-0778.
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VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE RESOURCES
PERMIT TO IMPORT AND POSSESS TILAPIA AND CLAWED FROGS IN VIRGINIA
PERMIT CONDITIONS
The following restrictions and limitations are recommended for approval of a permit to possess non-
native (exotic) species for research or aquaculture:
1. Facilities holding or rearing non-native (exotic) species which are within the one hundred (100)
1
year flood plain, referred to as Zone A on the National Flood Insurance Map
shall be enclosed
within an earthen or concrete dike or levee raised to an elevation of at least one foot above the
one hundred (100) year flood elevation. The dike should be constructed in such a manner to
exclude all flood waters. Dike construction must be approved by the Department.
2. Open pond culture will not be permitted. All non-native (exotic) species listed in Paragraph 3
shall only be kept in closed aquaculture systems which must be covered or in a building.
3. There shall be no continuous discharge of water.
a. There shall be no direct discharge from any facility to any watercourse.
b. Discharge must be according to one of the following:
i. The outfall shall pass over a dry ground percolation system in which ground absorption of
the water is sufficient. The outfall shall pass through a screened filter box which will
prevent fish and fish eggs from escapement prior to entering the percolation area.
ii. The outfall shall pass through a chlorination or other effective sterilization process and
retention tank for dechlorination. The outfall from the chlorination system shall be screened
to prevent escapement of eggs or fry. Such facilities must also comply with regulation of
the Department of Environmental Quality.
4 Accidental spillage or escapement of non-native (exotic) species from the facility must be
reported within 24 hours to the Department.
5. Non-natives or their hybrids (including eggs) may be obtained only from Virginia permitted
dealers or dealers properly permitted out of state and must be certified by the seller as to species
shipped, and having disease free status. Each purchase or acquisition of non-native species must
be accompanied by a receipt or other written evidence showing date of sale, source, species,
quantity of the acquisition and its destination. Such receipt must be in the possession of the
permittee, and a copy sent to the Department.
6. The facility shall not sell any live non-native (exotic) species (including eggs) to any person not
having a valid permit for purchasing such within the Commonwealth.
7. The permit authorizes agents of the Department to make periodic inspections of the facilities
and the stock of each operation. Every person engaged in the business of non-native (exotic)
species shall permit such inspection at any reasonable time.
8. Under no circumstances shall any non-native (exotic) species be released into the wild.
9. This permit does not absolve the permittee of any responsibilities or conditions of any other
Federal, State, or Local laws and regulations, including those that apply to Threatened and
Endangered (T&E) Species.
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Available from the National Flood Insurance Program, U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban
Development (Tel. 1-800-638-6620).
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