Seafood

Seafood exports are worth more than $1.5 billion a year to New Zealand. MPI plays a critical role in ensuring that seafood exports meet New Zealand food safety requirements and comply with our overseas customers' requirements.

Your step-by-step guide to exporting seafood.
Find the Overseas Market Access Requirements (OMARs) for specific countries or markets.

Seafood exporter responsibilities

When exporting products from New Zealand you're responsible for:

  • ensuring your products meet relevant New Zealand standards
  • complying with the destination country's eligibility requirements
  • reporting non-conformances to MPI – for example, if your products are no longer fit for their intended purpose or are refused entry by the destination country
  • keeping the right records.

Who to contact

If you have questions about exporting seafood products, email exporterhelp@mpi.govt.nz

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