April 8, 2010

UK sets new fish labelling rules


New rules for fish labelling come into force on Tuesday (Apr 6) for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.


The Fish Labelling Regulations 2010 replaces the previous regulations, adds new commercial designations (the names of fish) for species of fish that have recently come onto the market and gives extra options for some others that were already listed.


The purpose of the new 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.

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