Indiana State Board of Animal Health VHS Pre-Entry Permit Requirements:
VHS Condition Statement for DNR Fish Permits:
Before certain fish species are imported into Indiana from another Great Lakes state the permit holder must obtain importation approval using a Pre-Entry Permit from Indiana's Board of Animal Health (BOAH).
BOAH approval of a pre-entry application is needed before the following species can be imported: See BOAH's fish import website.
A Pre-Entry Permit Application can also be obtained by calling BOAH toll free at: 877-747-3038.
An approved Pre-Entry Permit from BOAH must be in possession while the fish are being transported. To export fish from Indiana, it is the permitees responsibility to comply with the receiving State's requirements for fish transfers or shipments from Indiana. The detection of VHS in any fish must be reported immediately to BOAH and the DNR, Division of Fish and Wildlife.
Indiana Aquatic Services
Indiana state fish hatcheries do not sell fish.
Fish Permit Procedures and Regulations
- Fish Stocking
- Aquaculture (including grass carp)
- Fish Importation
- VHS Permit Conditions FAQs
- Fish Destination Report
Fish Permit Applications