Shellfish: Sales

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered at on 19 October 2023.

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Photo of Andrea Jenkyns Andrea Jenkyns Conservative, Morley and Outwood

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she plans to take steps to end the sale of live decapod crustaceans.

Photo of Mark Spencer Mark Spencer The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

We are working closely with stakeholders to gather information and build a clear evidence base on decapod crustacean welfare, in order to understand what opportunities exist to improve welfare standards. There are currently no plans to bring forward additional legislation in this area.

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