You will require this licence if you intend to sell seafood for human consumption. There are three categories of this licence:
- seafood wholesaler
- seafood retailer
- seafood retailer (vehicle / boat).
A seafood wholesaler is authorised to sell seafood by wholesale or retail, and may only process the seafood to the extent necessary to preserve it (such as storing, chilling and freezing). A seafood retailer is authorised to sell seafood by retail, and to undertake an incidental amount of wholesaling. A seafood retailer is authorised to sell seafood from a vehicle or boat.
If you intend to undertake processing activities such as filleting or canning, you will need to be licensed as a seafood processor.
If you conduct, or intend to conduct, a seafood business in relation to the sale of live yabbies, you may apply for an exemption from licensing. To apply for this exemption, you must:
- sell live yabbies from the location of your business or place of production
- not use a vehicle in the sale of live yabbies
- hold the appropriate fisheries permit.