Consultation outcome

Fish Labelling (England) Regulations 2012

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Summary of responses

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Detail of outcome

There were 5 responses to this consultation.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to

Summary

Seeking views on how Commercial Designations for Fish lists are maintained and updating SI to include EU Fisheries Control requirements.

Documents

Consultation letter

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Consultation document

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Consultee list

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Impact assessment

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Draft statutory instrument

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Draft guidance

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UK Commercial Designation List of Fish

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Consultation description

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