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Illegal, Unreported, Unregulated (IUU) Catch Certification

Imports of marine caught fishery products are controlled through a system of checks aimed at making sure that any fish being imported was caught legally, by fishing vessels that are properly managed by the country to which they are registered.  In order to prove that an imported consignment is compliant with these rules, it must be accompanied by a catch certificate issued by the government who manages the fishing vessel.

The The Sea Fishing (Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing) Order 2009 (No. 3391) makes the checking of catch certificates at Teesport the responsibility of River Tees Port Health Authority.  Sea Fisheries officers of the Marine and Management Organisation (MMO) also have powers under the Order and Port Health work closely with them and Defra (the overall policy holder) to ensure that controls are properly applied.

The charges for checking and endorsement of catch certificates are set out below.

Documentary check – low risk
1-5 certificates £22.35
6-10 certificates £44.70
11-20 certificates £67.05
21 + certificates £89.40
Documentary check – high risk
1-5 certificates £44.70
6-10 certificates £67.05
11-20 certificates £89.40
21 + certificates £111.75

USEFUL DOCUMENTS

Port Health Constitution
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The River Tees Port Health Authority Order 2016
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Port Health Enforcement Policy 2017
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Port Health Service Plan 2017/18
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Food Premises Registration Form
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Approved Food Premises Application
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Application for a Part B permit
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Regulation EC/669/2009
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Regulation EC/284/2011
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Regulation EC/852/2004
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