Trade and regulation
The UK seafood industry is adapting to life outside of the EU and other regulatory changes. We help seafood businesses with issues and opportunities that impact trade in the UK and overseas.
UK exit from the EU
Brexit has changed how we trade, fish and work with the EU. Find practical support and guidance to help your business understand the new rules.
Regulation in aquaculture
The aquaculture industry is is growing in the UK. Find information on how to get started and regulations to help you farm seafood safely.
Seafood traceability and labelling regulations
Seafood traceability and labelling regulations ensure that seafood can be tracked through the supply chain and is described accurately to consumers.
Packaging and waste legislation
Packaging and waste legislation is in place to protect consumers and reduce the seafood industry's carbon footprint.
Contaminants are any substances found in food that have not been added intentionally.
Residues from veterinary medicines used by culturists to treat fish and shellfish can sometimes be detected in seafood.
Food hygiene legislation affects all UK businesses involved in the handling of food.
The UK will leave the EU Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) at the end of 2020.
Trade and regulation advice and resources
We can offer seafood businesses advice and information on trade and regulation. You'll also find resources here to support international trade.