Guidance on fish labelling regulations 2013

Guidance to accompany The Fish Labelling Regulations 2013.


Guidance on fish labelling regulations 2013

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The purpose of the Regulations is to ensure that fish are labelled correctly and consistently at the point of sale so that purchasers know exactly what they are buying, whether it was caught at sea, in inland waters or was farmed and, if caught at sea, in what sea area.

The Regulations also introduce new requirements to provide the scientific name and a previously frozen declaration at the point of retail.

In addition to the Regulations, an updated list of UK Commercial Designations (approved fish names) has been published.

This guidance document should be read in conjunction with The Fish Labelling Regulations 2013 or equivalent domestic Regulations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Published 26 September 2013