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Fish buyers and sellers

Any outlet or restaurant that wants to buy fish direct from a fishing boat, or anyone fishing commercially that wishes to sell their catch to consumers, is required to be registered as a fish buyer under the Sea-Fisheries (Requirements) (Registration of fish buyers and sellers) Regulations 2023

The regulations cover the first sale of fish, which is defined as any fish or fishery products being sold for the first time.

If you are currently in the process of setting up a business and intend on purchasing first sale fish, please complete the application form and return it to the below address along with any other supplementary information.

Further information can be obtained by contacting the Department on +44 1624 685857 or email

Submission of sales notes

All sales notes should now be submitted via the website either by uploading a CSV file or by online submission, please refer to the guidance in downloadable documents for assistance.  If you have any queries please email or phone +44 1624 685837.

Environment Directorate

Fisheries Division

Department of Environment Food and Agriculture

Thie Slieau Whallian

Foxdale Road

St John's


Telephone:+44 1624 685857

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