Seafood Processing Licences and Certificates
Licences and/or certificates are required for all persons wishing to establish, operate or maintain primary and secondary fish processing plants in New Brunswick as well as for persons wishing to purchase fish at a wharf in the province.
All primary processing plants and secondary processing plants owners, and fish buyers.
The Registrar of Seafood Processing issues 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, a Class 3 Primary Processing Plant Licence shall specify any species permitted to be processed at the plant or facility.
An application for a new or an amended licence/certificate has to be filed through any of the departmental 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.
Changes To Fees
This document provides the rationale supporting changes to fees, associated revenue information, and the legal authority:
Unless otherwise specified, Fees exclude the harmonized sales tax (HST).
|Fee Description||Rate in $||Effective Date|
|Application fee for new licence||100.00||2014-04-01|
|Class 1 Primary Processing licence fee $4,500||4,500.00||2014-04-01|
|Class 2 Primary Processing licence fee||2,500.00||2014-04-01|
|Class 3 Primary Processing Licence fee||500.00||2014-04-01|
|Class 1 Provisional Primary Processing licence fee $4,500||4,500.00||2014-04-01|
|Class 2 Provisional Primary Processing licence fee||2,500.00||2014-04-01|
|Class 3 Provisional Primary Processing Licence fee||500.00||2014-04-01|
|Species endorsement fee for Class 3 Primary Processing licence $300 per species||2014-04-01|
|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||2014-04-01|
|Amendment fee for a class 3 license||100.00||2014-04-01|
|Fee for the issuance or renewal of a Secondary Processing Plant Registration Certificate||100.00||2014-04-01|
|Fees for the issuance or renewal of a Fish Buying Licence $||100.00||2014-04-01|
|Appeal fee (refundable if the Appeal Board varies or vacates the decision of the Registrar or administrative penalty ) $1||1,000.00||2014-04-01|