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New Zealand - Export requirements for fish and seafood

Eligible/Ineligible product



Pre-export approvals by the competent authority of the importing country

Permit to import

Product specifications

Maximum levels for chemical contaminants

These contaminant levels apply to fish and fish products on a fresh weight basis.

Current applicable guidelines, standards and restrictions that can be applied to Canadian fish and fish products may be found in the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries website.

Documentation requirements


  1. For salmonids (non-trout):

    Aquatic Animal Health and Sanitary Certificate for the Export of Eviscerated (non-trout) Salmonid Products for Human Consumption from Canada to New Zealand (AQAH 1067)

  2. For all other fish and seafood products (non-trout):

    Certificate of Origin and Hygiene (CFIA/ACIA 5003)

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