Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing note

This note updates the information provided in the information note published by Defra in July 2009 regarding the implementation of IUU Regulation in the UK.


This note updates the information provided in the information note published by Defra in July 2009 regarding the implementation of IUU Regulation in the UK.

Specifically it includes further details on the following:

For Importers:

  • The process for submitting catch certificates and accompanying documentation to UK authorities for checking
  • Update on obtaining Approved Economic Operator (APEO) status
  • Charges for checking catch certificates
  • Customs formalities

For Exporters:

  • When to complete a UK catch certificate

For Fishermen:

  • When to complete a UK catch certificate (for landings to non-EU countries)

Note: a full copy of this note is available to print below:

Illegal Unreported & Unregulated Fishing (IUU) Note

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