Good Manufacturing Practice

We have a series of guides to help fishermen maintain the quality of their catch.

Catching, handling and storing seafood with care can maximise the quality and potentially the value of seafood, making fishing operations more profitable and products more desirable to buyers.

All species of seafood have specific requirements when it comes to handling and storage, which is why we have tailored Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) guides for use by fishermen.

The guides offer clear information on handling and storing the catch, and can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

Further information can also be found in the handling and preparation section of the downloads page.


Fishermen keen to improve the quality of their catch and increase their consumer appeal may also be interested in joining the Responsible Fishing Scheme.