Hunting (wildlife) and fisheries

Hunting - Protected animals and animal products

The permit obligation and the border veterinary inspection upon import, export, and transit are governed by the Ordinance on Species Protection. This ordinance protects certain mammals and bird species, i.e.

  • living and dead animals
  • body parts and products of these animals.

The permit office is the

Bundesamt für Lebensmittelsicherheit und Veterinärwesen BLV
Schwarzenburgstrasse 155
3003 Bern
Tel. 0041 58 463 30 33

Fisheries

Import: With a permit from the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO), you may import the following from abroad (including transboundary waters):

  • live food fish and crabs
  • stock (eggs, spawn, juveniles, fry) 

The permit office is the

Bundesamt für Lebensmittelsicherheit und Veterinärwesen BLV
Schwarzenburgstrasse 155
3003 Bern
Tel. 0041 58 463 30 33

Export and transit are not subject to such measures.

Foundations

Hunting

The Hunting Act serves inter alia to preserve species diversity and the habitats of domestic and migratory mammals and birds in the wild and to protect endangered animals. Additionally, it ensures reasonable use of wildlife stocks through hunting.

Fisheries

The Federal Act on Fisheries serves:

  • to preserve, improve, or where possible to restore the natural species diversity and population of domestic fish, crabs, and fish food sources as well as their habitats;
  • to protect endangered species and races of fish and crabs;
  • to ensure sustainable use of fish and crab populations;
  • and to promote fisheries research.
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