Seafood traceability is the ability to fully trace a product from the point of sale back to its point of origin. This is required to follow general food law, fisheries control and fish marketing.
Anybody placing seafood on the market must label the seafood clearly and accurately. This makes buying seafood easier and safer for the consumer. Seafood labelling regulations are important in maintaining traceability and sustainability within the industry. Seafood is subject to much of the law which all foodstuffs must obey. There are also seafood specific regulations in place.
Seafood traceability and labelling regulations can be split into:
- Traceability and consumer information under EU fisheries control measures and fish marketing requirements (pdf)
- Traceability and consumer information for fish landed in Scotland on the fish market: A joint Food Standards Scotland, Marine Scotland and Seafish guidance note
- EU Fisheries control regulation lot identification (template)
- The Food Information to Consumers (FIC) Regulation - guidance on seafood (pdf)
- Glazed Seafood Weight Indication Guidance(pdf)
- The Fish Labelling Regulations
- Fish traceability requirements
- Omega-3 labelling and other claims
- Allergen labelling