Statutory guidance

Buying and selling wild salmon and sea trout in England: the law

Only farmed salmon and sea trout, and wild fish caught in legal net and trap fisheries, can be legally bought and sold in England.



Wild salmon and sea trout stocks are at risk.

Find out:

  • how to comply with the law
  • what the correct carcass tags look like
  • what ‘unclean’ fish are
  • when to contact the Environment Agency
Published 6 July 2016
Last updated 20 July 2016 + show all updates
  1. Change to document format only. No statutory guidance has been changed.
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