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In the field of aquaculture and aquaculture products, the basic Community legal provision is Council Directive 2006/88/EC on animal health requirements for aquaculture animals, and on the prevention and control of certain diseases as amended by Commission Directive 2008/53/EC.

Council Directive 2006/88/EC lays down:

The provisions of Directive 2006/88/EC are applicable to fish, molluscs and crustaceans at all their life stages reared in a farm or mollusc farming area, including any aquatic animal from the wild intended for a farm or mollusc farming area.

Directive 2006/88/EC repealed from the 1st August 2008 the following Directives:

Nevertheless, certain measures implementing those three repealed Directives are either still in force or transitional periods have been laid down in order to facilitate the transition between the two regimes.