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.
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A Fish Dealer Licence gives the individual the authority to supply and sell 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 the 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.