U.S. Fish and Wildlife Serv., Interior § 16.12

continental United States, the District regulations under part 14 of this chap- of Columbia, Hawaii, the Common- ter. wealth of Puerto Rico, or any territory [39 FR 1169, Jan. 4, 1974, as amended at 47 FR or possession of the United States by 56362, Dec. 16, 1982; 67 FR 39868, June 11, 2002] any means whatsoever, is prohibited except for certain purposes and under § 16.12 Importation of live wild birds certain conditions as hereinafter pro- or their eggs. vided in this part: Provided, That the (a) The importation, transportation, provisions of this section shall not or acquisition is prohibited of any live apply to psittacine birds (see also specimen or egg of (1) the of so- §§ 16.32 and 16.33 for other exemptions). called ‘‘pink starling’’ or ‘‘rosy pastor’’ Sturnus roseus; (2) the species of dioch Subpart B—Importation or (including the subspecies black-front- ed, red-billed, or Sudan dioch) Quelea Shipment of Injurious Wildlife quelea; (3) any species of Java sparrow, Padda oryzivora; (4) the species of red- § 16.11 Importation of live wild mam- whiskered bul-bul, Pycnonotus jocosus: mals. Provided, That the Director shall issue (a) The importation, transportation, permits authorizing the importation, or acquisition is prohibited of live transportation, and possession of such specimens of: (1) Any species of so- live birds under the terms and condi- called ‘‘flying ’’ or fruit bat of the tions set forth in § 16.22. Pteropus; (2) any species of mon- (b) Upon the filing of a written dec- goose or of the genera Atilax, laration with the District Director of Cynictis, Helogale, , Ichneumia, Customs at the port of entry as re- , and Suricata; (3) any species of quired under § 14.61, all species of live European rabbit of the genus wild game, birds may be imported, Oryctolagus; (4) any species of Indian transported, and possessed in captivity, wild , red dog, or of the genus without a permit, for scientific, med- Cuon; (5) any species of multimammate ical, educational, exhibition, or propa- rat or mouse of the genus Mastomys; (6) gating purposes, and the eggs of such any dog, birds may be imported, transported, procyonoides; and (7) any brushtail pos- and possessed, without a permit, for sum, Trichosurus vulpecula: Provided, propagating or scientific collection that the Director shall issue permits purposes, but no such live wild game authorizing the importation, transpor- birds or any progeny thereof may be re- leased into the wild except by the tation, and possession of such mam- State wildlife conservation agency mals under the terms and conditions having jurisdiction over the area of re- set forth in § 16.22. lease or by persons having prior writ- (b) Upon the filing of a written dec- ten permission for release from such laration with the District Director of agency. Customs at the port of entry as re- (c) Upon the filing of a written dec- quired under § 14.61, all other species of laration with the District Director of live wild may be imported, Customs at the port of entry as re- transported, and possessed in captivity, quired under § 14.61, all species of live, without a permit, for scientific, med- wild nongame birds (other than those ical, educational, exhibition, or propa- listed in paragraph (a) of this section) gating purposes, but no such live wild may be imported, transported, and pos- mammals or any progeny thereof may sessed in captivity, without a permit, be released into the wild except by the for scientific, medical, educational, ex- State wildlife conservation agency hibition, or propagating purposes, but having jurisdiction over the area of re- no such live, wild nongame birds or any lease or by persons having prior writ- progeny thereof may be released into ten permission for release from such the wild except by or under the direc- agency: Provided, That the provisions tion of State wildlife conservation of this paragraph shall not apply to agencies when such agencies have re- live game mammals from Mexico, the ceived prior written permission from importation of which is governed by the Director for such release: Provided,

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That the provisions of this paragraph (C) asiatica (Chinese or shall not apply to live bald and golden Northern Green ). eagles or to live migratory birds, the (D) Channa aurantimaculata. importation of which is governed by (E) Channa bankanensis (Bangka regulations under parts 22 and 21 of snakehead). this chapter, respectively, or to birds (F) Channa baramensis (Baram of the Family Psittacidae (parrots, ma- snakehead). caws, cockatoos, parakeets, lories, (G) Channa barca (barca or lovebirds, etc.), the importation and snakehead). transportation of which is governed by (H) Channa bleheri (rainbow or jewel U.S. Public Health Service regulations snakehead). under 42 CFR parts 71 and 72. (I) Channa cyanospilos (bluespotted (d) The importation of the eggs of snakehead). wild nongame birds is prohibited ex- (J) (dwarf, gaucha, or cept as permitted under § 16.33. snakehead). (K) Channa harcourtbutleri (Inle § 16.13 Importation of live or dead fish, snakehead). mollusks, and crustaceans, or their (L) Channa lucius (shiny or splendid eggs. snakehead). (a) Upon an exporter filing a written (M) Channa maculata (blotched declaration with the District Director snakehead). of Customs at the port of entry as re- (N) Channa marulius (bullseye, quired under § 14.61 of this chapter, live murrel, Indian, great, or cobra or dead fish, mollusks, and crusta- snakehead). ceans, or parts thereof, or their (O) Channa maruloides (emperor gametes or fertilized eggs, may be im- snakehead). ported, transported, and possessed in (P) Channa melanoptera. captivity without a permit except as (Q) Channa melasoma (black follows: snakehead). (1) No such live fish, mollusks, crus- (R) Channa micropeltes (giant, red, or tacean, or any progency or eggs thereof redline snakehead). may be released into the wild except by (S) Channa nox. the State wildlife conservation agency (T) Channa orientalis (Ceylon or Cey- having jurisdiction over the area of re- lonese Green snakehead). lease or by persons having prior writ- (U) Channa panaw. ten permission from such agency. (V) Channa pleurophthalmus (ocel- (2) The importation, transportation, lated, spotted, or eyespot snakehead). or acquisition of any of the species list- (W) Channa punctata (dotted or spot- ed in this paragraph is prohibited ex- ted snakehead). cept as provided under the terms and (X) Channa stewartii (golden conditions set forth in § 16.22: snakehead). (i) Live fish or viable eggs of walking (Y) Channa striata (chevron or striped catfish, family Clariidae. snakehead). (ii) Live mitten crabs, genus (Z) Parachanna africana (Niger or Af- Eriocheir, or their viable eggs. rican snakehead). (iii) Live mollusks, veligers, or viable (AA) Parachanna insignis (Congo, eggs of zebra mussels, genus Dreissena. square-spotted African or light African (iv) Any live fish or viable eggs of snakehead). snakehead fishes of the genera Channa (BB) Parachanna obscura (dark Afri- and Parachanna (or their generic syno- can, dusky, or square-spotted nyms of Bostrychoides, Ophicephalus, snakehead). Ophiocephalus, and Parophiocephalus) of (v) Any live fish, gametes, viable the Family Channidae, including but eggs, or hybrids of the following Asian not limited to: carp species in family Cyprinidae: (A) Channa amphibeus (Chel or Borna (A) Hypophthalmichthys harmandi snakehead). (largescale silver carp). (B) Channa argus (Northern or Amur (B) Hypophthalmichthys molitrix (sil- snakehead). ver carp).

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