Project overview:

What do you do if your pet fish is sick? Take it to the vet.

What do you do if you have 100,000 sick fish? Get the vet to come to you.

In the transportation of dangerous goods, Biological Substances can be Category A or B. Category B means it is an infectious substance that is not in a form generally capable of causing permanent disability or life-threatening or fatal disease in otherwise healthy humans or animals when exposure to it occurs.

Diagnostic specimens, assigned to UN 3373, are human or animal materials that are being transported for diagnosis or investigation.

AquaTerra Training has provided a vast array of bespoke training solutions, including courses under the Transport of Dangerous Goods category. On this occasion, AquaTerra's client, an aquaculture veterinary services organisation, was responsible for the safe transportation of tissue samples of infected fish by air from Greece to the U.K. for further diagnostic examination.

AquaTerra was able to provide a 1-day awareness course complying with IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations which covered all the areas relevant to our client's needs. These included: Classification, identification, packing, marking/labelling, and documentation of category B substances.

After attending training, the client was able to send diagnostic specimens with confidence and reduce delay making sure the fish got better in a shorter timescale.