Exports of Fishery Products to Saudi Arabia

The competent authority in Saudi Arabia requires a specific health certificate to be used for exports of fishery products to this destination.

This health certificate differs from the generic third country health certificate in that it contains the following additional health attestation:

  • Certify that the fish were not fed processed animal proteins (PAPs) of porcine and or poultry origin    

In the case of certain aquaculture products (for example, salmon) where this is applicable, it may be necessary for the exporter requesting the health certificate to provide some documentation to support this requirement.

When filling out details about the fishery products in the health certificate, the following would also need to be added:   

For wild caught seafood:  ·        

  • Need to mention on the health certificate the words: WILD CAUGHT    

For farmed seafood:    

  • Need to mention on the health certificate the word: FARMED       

The relevant health certificate is available on application to approved establishments from their local SFPA port office.    

Halal certification  

The authorities in Saudi Arabia have confirmed that there is no requirement to provide halal certificates with shipments of fish and fishery products being exported to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, including Saudi Arabia.

Exporter registration

The authorities in Saudi Arabia have requested that establishments exporting marine products, ie fish, crustaceans, shellfish and others, register their establishment details on the following website for the registration of foreign facilities service:  

For any enquiries regarding exports to Saudi Arabia, please email