Traceability and labelling

Seafood traceability and labelling regulations are in place to ensure that seafood can be tracked throughout the supply chain and to ensure it is described accurately to consumers.

Seafood traceability is required for the purposes of general food law, fisheries control and fish marketing. Labelling legislation ensures that anybody placing seafood on the market labels seafood clearly and accurately, which makes buying seafood easier and safer for consumers. Seafood labelling regulations are important in maintaining traceability and sustainability within the industry.

Seafood is subject to much of the legislation which all foodstuffs must comply with, but there are also seafood specific regulations in place. Seafood traceability and labelling regulations can be split into:

 More information on food labelling can be found on the gov.uk website and the Food Standards Agency website.