Seafish produces simple guidelines for buyers and sellers of first sale fish – Fishupdate.com

Seafish produces simple guidelines for buyers and sellers of first sale fish Published:  04 July, 2005

THE Sea Fish Industry Authority (Seafish) has produced simple guidelines to help businesses understand new regulations introduced by the UK fisheries departments on first sale fish and shellfish. The new fisheries department’s regulations aim to improve the monitoring and control of fish and shellfish entering the supply chain in the UK. And they are in line with European Regulations that support conservation and sustainable fishing. Peter Wilson, Seafish Legislation Manager says: “The new regulations state that both those who sell fish and shellfish at auction and those who buy fish and shellfish other than at auction need to be registered. This will even apply to restaurants and pubs if they buy directly from a fishing vessel but will not apply to private consumption. For many people this will be new and difficult to understand. So Seafish has produced guidance to help businesses understand how the requirements will apply to them.” Fish markets also need to register with fisheries departments and the guidance will be useful to them too.

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