Aquaculture Regulatory Toolbox for England

England's aquaculture industry is currently made up of a diverse range of enterprises that have mostly remained fairly small scale and close to local markets.

Farms produce a range of finfish, shellfish and crustaceans in marine, intertidal and freshwater environments. With increasing drivers of food and nutritional security, a growing population and increasing demand for healthy products the English industry must increase production to meet these needs.

The Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) have developed guidance on regulatory issues relating to aquaculture in England and has been brought together into this single Seafish hosted portal to help aquaculture businesses and regulators that deal with aquaculture applications. 

As owners of this guidance Cefas have in place annual review and update schedules. Any comments or questions about the Toolbox and its contents should be directed to Cefas

Regulatory Requirements and Guidance for Aquaculture Businesses in England

This page brings together Cefas guidance on regulatory requirements for new aquaculture businesses in England into a single portal covering existing and emerging sub-sectors.  

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Note: A similar toolbox providing Cefas guidance for aquaculture businesses in Wales is now available on the Marine Wales website.

Aquaculture Guidance for Regulators in England

This page brings together Cefas guidance for regulators and covers how aquaculture should be treated and considered between differing regulators; the aim being to help improve consistency and develop transparency and trust with aquaculture applications.  

Please click here for more details