Fish Dealer's License
The Fish Dealer's License is an annual license available only to North Carolina residents with a physical address/established location in North Carolina. Fish Dealers are required to buy seafood only from licensed commercial fishermen. This license is required for anyone who buys seafood directly from a fisherman and is also required for fishermen who sell their catch to the public. All fish and shellfish must be purchased from a licensed dealer to resell. Under the new system, there will be no separation of “processed” and “unprocessed” dealers.
Expiration Date: June 30 of each year
A new license application fee will be required for fish dealer license applicants who did not hold a valid seafood dealer’s license or ocean pier license in fiscal year 1998-99.
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