Certificates for exporting seafood
If you export fish and fisheries products, you may need to include documents that has been validated by Fisheries Queensland.
The European Commission requires that any wild-caught fish and fishery products imported into a member country of the European Union must be accompanied by an appropriate catch certificate.
Catch certificates demonstrate that the fish and fisheries products have been obtained by complying with established conservation and management measures.
Read the handbook on the practical application of council regulation (EC) no. 1005/2008 for more information about illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.
Shrimp exporters/importers declaration
If you export prawns to the United States of America, you need a shrimp exporters/importers declaration that has been validated by Fisheries Queensland.
Send documents for validation
To have your document validated:
- send the completed document to Fisheries Queensland
- pay the application fee of $183.86
You can send this by post or email:
GPO Box 2764
Brisbane Qld 4001
The Australian Government:
- regulates the export of fish and fish products
- issues market access advice notices that list changes to the export trade conditions for fish and fish products.
- Last reviewed: 13 Feb 2024
- Last updated: 14 Feb 2024