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Fish Dealer Licence

We all love to catch and eat fish, but to sell salmon, trout, eels, pike or pollen, from any vehicle or premises in Northern Ireland, you will need a Fish Dealer Licence.

LICENCE Name

Fish Dealer Licence

AUTHORITY

Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

TIME TO GET LICENCED 12 weeks
COST £50.50
VALID FOR 1 year
ELIGIBILITY 18+ years, right to work in UK
STEPS TO GET LICENSED
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Application for Fish Dealer Licence

proof of identity
email address
contact number
Get Licenced

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What is a Fish Dealer Licence?

Under the Fisheries Act (NI) 1966, individuals who deal with the catch and trade of fish need to obtain a Fish Dealer Licence from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs.

A Fish Dealer Licence gives the individual the authorisation to supply and sale salmon, trout, eels, pike and pollen within their premises or vehicle in Northern Ireland.

What is a Fish Dealer?

A fish dealer is a person of trade who supplies the sale of fish to customers. Normally a fish dealer will operate within a fish market and sell to members of the public. They may also provide the sale and supply of fish from a dedicated shop or vehicle.

What conditions does a licence have?

As a requirement of holding a Fish Dealer Licence, a holder of a licence must keep a register of all salmon, trout, eels, pike or pollen acquired or disposed of for each place of sale. The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs may also place additional conditions on a licence.

How to apply for a Fish Dealer Licence

To apply for a Fish Dealer Licence, please visit the Official Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Website.

FAQs

No. It is an offence to sell or have in their possession trout, eels, pike and pollen without a valid licence. If you fish without a licence and sell your catch, you may be prosecuted and may have to pay a fine of up to £50,000.
Currently a cost of a Fish Dealer Licence is £50.50. A Fish Dealer Licence is valid for a year from the date the licence was issued and will need to renewed to continue to trade.
No. A Fish Dealer Licence issued by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs can only be used within Northern Ireland.