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There were 5 responses to this consultation.
The Fish Labelling (England) Regulations 2012 will incorporate two main changes. Firstly, they will remove the need to lay a new Statutory Instrument (SI) each time an amendment to the UK’s Commercial Designation List for Fish (approved names) is required, which is a slow and time consuming process. The current list, which exists as an annex to the SI, will be replaced by a live, web-based list. Secondly, the Regulations will implement new EU consumer information requirements for fishery products, including making the scientific name and previously frozen declarations available to consumers at the point of retail.
In summary, this consultation focuses on two main proposals relating to fish labelling.
- A proposal to change the way the list of Commercial Designations for Fish are updated and maintained, including the addition of new Commercial Designations
- Options to amend the current Statutory Instrument for England to take account of new requirements introduced by the EU Fisheries Control Regulation