Guidance

Buyers and sellers of first-sale fish and submission of sales notes

Who can fish commercially, who can buy and sell first-sale fish, how to report sales information.

Documents

RBS1 Apply for registered status as a buyer or seller of first-sale fish (including shellfish and nephrops) in the UK

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RBS3 Application for designation of premises as an auction site in the UK

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RBS4 Explanatory notes

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RBS5 Access to online electronic salesnote system

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Detail

If you want to fish commercially and sell your fish you may be subject to regulations depending on your fishing method. If you are fishing recreationally or using a charter vessel you are also subject restrictions on selling your catch.

If you want to purchase fish you may need to register and submit sales information to the fisheries authority. The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) registers buyers and sellers operating in England.