Regulation in aquaculture

The aquaculture industry is is growing in the UK. Regulation is in place to ensure fish is farmed with environment impact and food safety in mind.

There is range of regulation information available for those looking to start up in seafood farming or for those who need some additional support. 

Shellfish Production in Relation to Several and Regulating Orders

The UK shellfish industry is a multi-million pound sector that produces thousands of tonnes of shellfish each year, with considerable potential for further growth.

Several and Regulating Orders (SROs) are special legislation to encourage the setting up and management of private and natural shellfisheries in UK coastal waters - granting exclusive rights over shellfish for a specific period in a designated area. 

Therefore it is vital to understand the importance of SROs in shellfish production.

SROs have the reputation of being complex and unwieldy, but in actual fact continue to present opportunities to enhance UK shellfish production. They are a vital and encourage increased production, particularly the farming of shellfish which has generally stagnated in the UK over recent years.

This Seafish report describes and explains SROs by detailing their background and status, whilst highlighting their use and importance to individual shellfish producers and regulating bodies.

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Get in touch

If you have any questions about regulation in aquaculture, get in touch.

Lee Cocker
Aquaculture Manager
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07590 774 878