If you have any questions about opening a new fish processing plant or complaints about fish products in a store or restaurant that you think made you sick contact your local Health Authority.
Certain activities in the commercial seafood industry require a license or may be subject to reporting requirements. These activities include receiving, processing and selling fish and seafood.
For comprehensive information on getting a seafood industry licence, and licensing and reporting requirements, including help with compliance, see the BC government Seafood Industry Licensing and Seafood Safety webpages.
The Seafood Industry Licensing webpage covers:
- the industry activities that require a license
- the activities that are subject to requirements
- detailed information about, requirements for and application forms for:
- a fish receiver licence
- a seafood processor licence
- a fisher vendor licence
- list of current license holders as well as a map of fish processing facility locations in BC
The webpage also links to Seafood Safety, which has complete resources to help compliance with the act and regulations, including:
- the Fish and Seafood Act and Licensing Regulation
- seafood industry notices
- sanitation plan supports
- food safety plan supports
- food safety plan educational video series
- contact information for a qualified food safety specialist