When Port Health are completing IUU checks on an consignment, there are certain documents that we will need to see to be able to endorse the catch certificates and release the consignment.
Original catch certificate(s)
Required when the country exporting the fish is the same as the country the fishing vessel is flagged to (this may be a printed electronic version dependant on the country issuing the catch certificate, e.g. Norway).
Original processing statement (Annex IV) and copy catch certificate(s)
Required when the fishery product(s) are processed (before export) in a country that is not the same as the flag state of the catching vessel.
Original storage document with copy catch certificate(s)
Required when the fish is stored (before export) in a country that is not the same as the flag state of the catching vessel and/or processing country.
All catch certificates submitted (original and copy) must have the Importer’s declaration section completed by the importer or their representative.
As an alternative a Multiple Catch Certificate Summary Document can be downloaded, completed, signed and submitted with the catch certificate documentation.
Copy commercial documents
Bills of lading/CMR, invoice and packing list
We have put together an IUU Importer Checklist to help you ensure you have all documentation needed for a fish consignment.
Due to a change in our processes please can you include your IMP reference number when submitting any pre notification on PHILIS.