What are the Connecticut state requirements for seafood licenses?

Question: What are Connecticut State requirements for seafood licenses?

Answer: Here is a link to the state website that deals with seafood shipper licenses: http://www.ct.gov/doag/cwp/view.asp?a=3768&q=259186

I have also cut and pasted what looks to be one of the more relevant sections:

Commercial License

Shellstock Shipper I License: This license is required for operations that grow, harvest for market from “Approved or Conditionally Approved Open Areas only”, buy or sell shellstock. They do not authorize operations to shuck shellfish or to repack shucked shellfish. This license does not allow the taking of shellfish from Conditionally Approved-Closed, Restricted-Relay, Conditionally Restricted-Relay, Restricted-Relay/Depuration or Prohibited areas nor the sale or use of such shellfish growing in these areas for relaying or transplanting. The Type I license is used for specified owned, leased or franchised beds. The Type II license is used for public Town grounds.

Shellstock Shipper III License: This license allows the applicant to buy shellstock, repack and sell market shellstock. The market shellstock may be obtained from only those dealers included on the Interstate Certified Shellfish Shippers List. The licensee is not authorized to shuck shellfish nor repack shucked shellfish, but may ship shucked shellfish in the original container. Parts A through C are required.  If you're applying for any of the classificiation below, use this application:

Part A: Shucker-Packer License: This license allows the applicant to purchase market shellstock, shuck and pack, repack, ship or reship those market shellfish originating from only those dealers included on the Interstate Certified Shellfish Shippers List  prior to resale.

Part B:  Repacker License: This license allows the applicant to purchase market shucked shellfish or shellstock from only those dealers included on the Interstate Certified Shellfish Shippers List and repack those shucked shellfish or shellstock prior to resale. This applicant is not authorized to shuck shellfish.

Part C:  Reshipper License: This license allows the applicant to purchase market shucked shellfish or shellstock from only those shippers included on the Interstate Certified Shellfish Shippers List and resell that product. The licensee is not authorized to repack or relabel.

Also, here is some information on the fisheries agency I mentioned.  Looks like this is more for live fish, but may be worth taking a look.

http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2696&q=322700&depNav_GID=1630

Transportation and Exportation of Fish, Reptiles, or Amphibians

The in State, and/or out of State, transport of any fish, reptile, or amphibian (also birds and quadrupeds) requires a permit issued by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Bureau of Fisheries.  The permit is required for the regulation of species for which closed seasons have been established.  Please contact the issuing agency for any tag and label requirements.

Answered by Lowell Randel, GCCA Vice President of Government and Legal Affairs. 


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