International Trade

A thriving international seafood industry - with the UK seafood sector at its heart - brings economic benefits and helps to create healthy and sustainable communities around the world.

We promote the UK seafood industry internationally, raising awareness of the wide range of high quality of seafood caught in the UK. We also work with UK seafood businesses to help build international relationships and to grow import and export markets. Our focus is aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals of eradicating poverty, improving health and reducing hunger and we take great pride in making a positive contribution to our planet, environment and population.

Support for UK Seafood Businesses

Import information
Seafish maintains an up-to-date a guide for importers – visit our Import Guidance webpage to find our more.

Export information and guidance
We also have information available on requirements for exports – visit our Export Guidance webpage to find out more.

Our country-specific market export guides provide UK seafood businesses with expertise on a variety of international seafood markets – visit our Export Guide webpage to find out more and download guides.

A range of organisations offer additional export guidance and support for UK businesses, but the landscape of support that exists at a national and devolved level is complex. We’ve collated information to help businesses navigate this – visit our Export Advice and Support for UK Businesses webpage to find out more.

International Trade Shows
Through our presence at key international trade expos we help raise global awareness of UK exporters, species and a responsible industry.

We can support UK seafood businesses to attend these events by assisting with logistics and supporting with visa applications as well as arranging exhibition and meeting space within our pavilions. In October 2019, we helped 14 seafood companies from across the UK to attend the China Fisheries & Seafood Expo – read more in the news article here.

If you are interested in exhibiting at or attending trade shows in 2020 and want to know how we can support you to open up new markets and opportunities then contact Phillip Quirie.

2019 Trade Shows

Seafood Expo Global Brussels: 7-9 May 2019 +

Japan Seafood & Technology Expo: 21-23 August 2019 +

China Fisheries & Seafood Expo: 30 October – 1 November 2019 +

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