You will require this licence if you intend to run a business that processes seafood for human consumption. There are two categories of licences:
- seafood processor
- seafood further processor.
Both licences authorise a business to sell seafood it has processed by wholesale or retail. A seafood processor is authorised to undertake the following processing activities:
- chill or freeze
A seafood further processor is authorised to undertake the following processing activities:
- adding processing ingredients.
Separate licensing requirements are in place for fishing, harvesting and handling of seafood, and for general food business retailers who may sell cooked fish (e.g. takeaway shops, cafes, etc).
Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.