Labelling requirements for export fish
Fish and fish products for export have specific labelling requirements.
Correct fish names needed
Exporters of fish and fish products need to meet the labelling and naming requirements of the export destination country. Fish products must also follow the labelling requirements set out in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.
- Browse the list of approved fish names [PDF, 762 KB]
- New Zealand list of scientific names of fish [PDF, 450 KB] [PDF, 446 KB]
Changing or adding an approved fish name
MPI works together with the New Zealand Seafood Standards Council to approve fish names. You can change or add a New Zealand common fish name or an approved foreign fish name by applying to MPI.
- Refer to procedures for selecting NZ common fish names and approved foreign names [PDF, 485 KB]
- Complete this form to propose an amendment to the fish names list or the foreign fish names list [PDF, 309 KB]
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