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Regulation (EU) 2019/1262 Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1141 to update the list of invasive alien species of Union concern

Synopsis

This regulation amends the Invasive Alien Species Regulation (EU) 2016/1141 to update the list of invasive alien species that may not be brought into the EU or kept, bred, sold, grown or released into the environment in EU countries. 

Species added include the common myna bird (Acridotheres tristis), the Japanese hop (Humulus scandens) and striped eel catfish (Plotosus lineatus).

 
 
 

Summary

Regulation (EU) 2019/1261 amended Regulation (EU) 2016/1141 on 15 August 2019.

What is being updated?

Regulation (EU) 2019/1261 updates the list of invasive alien species that may not be brought into the EU, kept, bred, sold, grown or released into the environment.

Species added include the common myna bird (Acridotheres tristis), the Japanese hop (Humulus scandens) and striped eel catfish (Plotosus lineatus).

Brexit Implications

The Invasive Alien Species Regulation (EU) No 1143/2014 will be retained as UK legislation on the date the UK leaves the EU.

Background

Invasive Alien Species Regulation (EU) No 1143/2014 introduced a framework for action to prevent, detect and respond to new invasive alien species.

 

 

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