Bringing Fish into the United States

A golden-orange guppy

There are no CDC regulations regarding the importation of live fish. However, importers should visit the United States Fish and Wildlife ServiceExternal for specific requirements on fish considered endangeredExternal or injurious speciesCdc-pdf[PDF – 1 page]External. Visit the United States Department of AgricultureExternal for import restrictions on live fish, fertilized eggs and gametes susceptible to spring viremia of carp (SVC), an extremely contagious viral disease of carp. The National Marine Fisheries ServiceExternal may also have regulations.