International Trade

A thriving international seafood industry 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. 

Due to Covid-19, most of the seafood trade shows are not happening in 2020. We hope to return to trade shows as soon as possible.

Get in touch

We can provide advice and support on importing to or exporting from the UK.

Dr Lynn Gilmore
Head of International Trade and UK Regions (West)
t:
+44 (0) 28 4273 8963
m:
+44 (0) 7966 585 816
Ivan Bartolo
Regulatory Affairs Advisor
t:
01422843676