The UK seafood industry is regulated by a body of legislation designed to protect the consumer and the marine environment.

Legislation in the UK affects everyone involved in the production of seafood, and it is important that individuals involved in the industry are fully aware of the regulations that concern them.

We coordinate legislation expert groups to respond to consultations regarding seafood and environmental legislation or policy.

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  • Packaging and waste
  • Import and Export
  • Veterinary Residues
  • Contaminants
  • Hygiene
  • Traceability and Labelling
  • Exiting the EU
  • Marine Environment

Packaging and waste legislation is in place to protect consumers and reduce the seafood industry's carbon footprint. Packaging is an important part of any seafood product. It protects the product from damage and contamination, and is the first thing a consumer sees on the shelf.

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Seafish Brussels

Seafish has a representative in Brussels to ensure the timely and appropriate presentation of key information, evidence and analysis to the UK seafood industry emanating directly from the EU's institutions.



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