At Seafish, we coordinate responses to consultations regarding legislation which may affect the seafood industry.

Responses to consultations, whether public or restricted circulation, are made in conjunction with the Seafish Seafood Regulation Expert Group.

This expert group may respond to consultations regarding legislation or policy affecting the seafood industry. The group is comprised of industry representatives and experts.

Notes from Seafish consultations can be found in our Publications database. More information about consultations can be found on the website here.

For more information, please contact Fiona Wright.



Evaluation of the Marketing Standards Framework

In November 2017 the European Commission announced they were evaluating the labelling requirements specified in Council Regulation 1379/2013 on the common organisation of the markets in fishery and aquaculture products. However, in June 2018 the Commission announced that the scope of the work had been extended to include all marketing standard provisions in fisheries legislation.

This questionnaire primarily examines the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, coherence and EU added value of the current marketing standards for fishery products and provides the opportunity for supply chains with specific issues to share their experiences.

Seafish are happy to communicate any completed responses  and to assist any representatives who wish to respond anonymously. Please send any completed questionnaires to:

The closing date for this consultation is Friday 31st August.



EU Exit / Proposed Changes to Health and Identification Marks

As part of the UK's preparations for leaving the EU; the FSA are seeking comments on proposed changes to health and identification marks.

Products of animal origin cannot be placed on the market unless they are produced at an approved establishment and provided with an approved health or identification mark. When the UK leaves the EU, it will no longer be entitled to display the 'EU' or 'EC' abbreviation on the health or identification marks. The FSA propose to remove the 'EU' or 'EC' pre- fix but to retain the dimensions and form of the current health and identification marks.

More information and specific consultation questions can be found here.

The closing date for this consultation is Monday 27th August.

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