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.

Market requirements
Market requirements

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

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