Licensing under the Seafood Processing Act
Licences and/or certificates are required for primary processing plants, secondary processing plants, and fish buyers.
Persons wishing to establish, operate or maintain primary and secondary processing plants in New Brunswick along with persons wishing to purchase fish in New Brunswick.
The Registrar of Seafood Processing is responsible to issue the appropriate licences and certificates under the authority of the Seafood Processing Act.
All licences and certificates issued by the Registrar expire on the 31st of March following their issuance.
Except for fish buying licences, all licences and certificates issued by the Registrar shall specify the plant or facility location.
Also, Class 3 Primary Processing Plant Licences shall specify any species permitted to be processed there.
An application for a new or an amended licence/certificate has to be filed through any of the regional offices before being considered by the Registrar.
If dissatisfied with the decision of the Registrar, an applicant may appeal the decision to the Minister who will forward the request to the Licensing and Penalty Appeal Board who will hear the appeal and render a decision.
Persons eligible to apply for a licence and/or certificate under the Seafood Processing Act will also be required to obtain applicable licences, permits, certificates and authorizations from any and all other provincial and federal agencies and departments that regulate seafood processing activities in New Brunswick.
|Fee Description||Rate in $||Effective Date|
|Application fee for new licence||100.00||2014-05-20|
|Class 1 Primary Processing licence fee $4,500||4,500.00||2014-07-22|
|Class 2 Primary Processing licence fee||2,500.00||2014-07-22|
|Class 3 Primary Processing Licence fee||500.00||2014-05-20|
|Class 1 Provisional Primary Processing licence fee $4,500||4,500.00||2014-07-22|
|Class 2 Provisional Primary Processing licence fee||2,500.00||2014-07-22|
|Class 3 Provisional Primary Processing Licence fee||500.00||2014-07-22|
|Species endorsement fee for Class 3 Primary Processing licence $300 per species||2014-05-20|
|Species endorsement fee for Class 3 Primary Processing licence $500 per species endorsed for each of the following: lobster, herring, salmon, shrimp and snow crab. (These species are included on a class 3 license only if they originated on a grandfathered plant license)||500.00||2014-07-22|
|Amendment fee for a class 3 license||100.00||2014-07-22|
|Fee for the issuance or renewal of a Secondary Processing Plant Registration Certificate||100.00||2014-07-22|
|Fees for the issuance or renewal of a Fish Buying Licence $||100.00||2014-07-22|
|Appeal fee (refundable if the Appeal Board varies or vacates the decision of the Registrar or administrative penalty ) $1||1,000.00||2014-07-22|