Commercial fishing vessels are classed as food businesses and need to register with their Home Port.

Exiting the EU has given inspection of these types of premises a renewed importance. Products that are exported to most countries require Export Health Certificates proving fish has come from registered premises who apply good food safety controls and traceability. A food hygiene inspection of a vessel will cover how the catch is handled and stored hygienically on board.

Registration is free, you will need to register all commercial fishing vessels in your ownership.

If you sell or close your business you should inform us within 28 days.