Levy forms and submissions

This page is for levy payers and explains how to pay the levy.

If you are unsure about how much you should pay, check the Information for Seafish Levy Payers page or get in touch with the Levy team using the contact details at the bottom of this page. 

Submitting levy returns by email 

Download the electronic levy return form.

This is a Microsoft Excel document, and not an online form. Save the file to your desktop and follow the instructions below. 

  1. Double click on Excel file you saved on the desktop.
  2. Select the appropriate tab at the bottom of the Excel screen to open the relevant form - i.e. Sea fish L1, Pelagic L2, Fishmeal L3, Shellfish L5 or Salted & Cured L6.
  3. Click inside the boxes at the top of the form and type the payment period and your payee reference number.
  4. To enter data, click on the appropriate cell and type directly into the cell, then either press return or click inside another cell. You can also use the Tab key to navigate from left to right across the rows.
  5. Enter the purchase dates, suppliers and quantities in the relevant columns.
  6. You cannot add lines to any form. If there are insufficient lines you will need to complete and submit additional returns.
  7. When you have completed these details, scroll down to the totals section near the bottom of the worksheet.
  8. If you are an authorised agent select Yes from the drop down box and your commissions will be deducted.
  9. Add any under or overpayments from the previous period and you will see the total amount of levy due. (The Excel formulas have calculated all the totals for you).
  10. Finally indicate your method of payment (BACS or Cheque) by ticking the relevant box at the bottom of the page.
  11. Once your form is completed, please attach to an email and send to levy@seafish.co.uk 
  12. After sending, the file will remain open on your screen, ready for you to save and file.
  13. Arrange payment, either by BACs or cheque, of the total levy due to Seafish. If you have made more than one submission you will need to manually add together all levy totals due on all submissions.

Submitting levy returns by post

Download the levy return forms, which are in PDF format.

Print the forms, enter the information and return by post to the address on the forms.

Get in touch

If you need help with submitting your levy returns, get in touch with one of the Levy team.

Mark Harrison
Levy Manager and Auditor - London and South East England
07966 585765
Luke Osbon
Levy Auditor - North Wales and England (Excl London and South East)
07876 035770
Paul Crowther
Levy Auditor - South Wales and England (Excl London and South East)
07980 688147