Statutory guidance

Fishing regulations: The Blue Book

The Blue Book is a single collection of UK and EU laws.



Updated to reflect legislation and rules applicable from 1 January 2021, following the end of the transition period.

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) tries to maintain The Blue Book with up-to-date legislation but cannot guarantee that it is up to date at all times. The legislation and documents may have been updated since the links above were published. The Blue Book does not contain comprehensive UK legislation applicable to Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish waters.

For specific advice please contact your local MMO office.

Published 31 March 2015
Last updated 30 November 2023 + show all updates
  1. Blue Book section C - links updated

  2. Updates to Section J

  3. 06 June 2023 update.

  4. G7.20a update

  5. Blue Book Section E update

  6. Section E update

  7. HTML amended

  8. Updated in line with new legislation

  9. Blue book updated

  10. Updated sections

  11. Blue book updated

  12. Blue book updated

  13. BB and section E5.05 updated

  14. Blue book updated

  15. The Scallop Fishing (England) Order 2012 added

  16. Updates to blue book

  17. First published.