Reporting requirements for seafood exporters
If you export or process fish or fish products, you must ensure you are aware of, and comply with, current importing country requirements and market access conditions.
The Australian Government's Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry has market access advice notices that have information on changes to the export trade conditions for fish and fish products.
The European Commission requires that any wild-caught fish and fishery products can be imported into a member country of the European Union only when 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.
How to validate catch certificates
To validate catch certificates, forward completed certificates to:
GPO Box 2764
Brisbane Qld 4001
For more information, contact Fisheries Queensland on 13 25 23.
- Download the handbook on the practical application of council regulation (EC) no. 1005/2008 (PDF, 260KB) for more information about illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.
- Read the frequently asked questions about exporting fish and fish products.
- Last reviewed: 12 Feb 2014
- Last updated: 9 Jul 2021