Check if you need a certificate to export fish, molluscs and crustaceans (shellfish) products.
Exports to the EU if there’s a no deal Brexit
You’ll need to apply for an export health certificate (EHC) if you’re exporting fish, molluscs and crustaceans (shellfish) to the EU if there’s a no deal Brexit
Outside the EU
If your goods are not being used as food, check with the fish authority in the destination country (or their embassy in the UK) to find out what documentation you need.
If you’re exporting fish or shellfish product to be used as food, check if you need a:
Check if you need an EHC
You’ll usually need to complete an EHC and some supporting documents to be able to export live fish and shellfish.
The EHC is an official document that confirms your export meets the health requirements of the destination country.
There are some types of live fish and shellfish you cannot export, and some cases where you do not need a certificate. If you cannot find the EHC you need, contact the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA).
Check if you need a UK catch certificate
You need a UK catch certificate to export marine caught fish for human consumption to:
- Ivory Coast
- any other non-EU country if you’ll re-import the fish back to the EU
You do not need a catch certificate to export:
- farmed fish and shellfish, or freshwater fish
- mussels, cockles, oysters and scallops
- fish fry or larvae
How to apply
Fill in a UKIUUCCC@marinemanagement.gsi.gov.uk.. Email your completed form to
If the fish came from more than one UK vessel, also fill in a. Submit it with the catch certificate application form.
If you’re exporting from Scotland, contact Marine Scotland to get the certificate.