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Bahamas - Apply for License to Export Seafood

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This license authorizes the persons operating processing plants as well as factory vessels to export seafood from The Bahamas.


Must be in possession of a factory vessel license or a processing plant license.

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Required Information

  • Name of Applicant
  • Type of License requested
  • Processing Plant or Factory Vessel Approval Number
  • Product Brand Name
  • Products to be exported
  • Product forms to be exported
  • Destination countries
  • Countries of Origin
  • Description of Product Storage Facilities


For a New license

  1. Complete and submit relevant application form.
  2. Submit prerequisite documentation.
  3. Undergo inspection by the Department of Marine Resources.
  4. Pay relevant fee upon approval.

For a Renewal license

  • The applicant must indicate and submit any revised documentation if there have been changes to their previously submitted documentation or any changes to the products for export.
  • For the Family Islands, this service is completed through the Department of Marine Resources in the Family Islands. The applications will be processed and approved at the Department of Marine Resources in New Providence.

Application Form for Seafood Export License:

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Required Documents

  • Must be in possession of a factory vessel license or processing plant license.
  • Hazard analysis documentation ( specify product).
  • HACCP Plan documentation ( specify product).
  • Must have at least 2 HACCP certified persons employed by the plant or facility.


BS$500.00 per product


The license is valid for the product season: Lobster (August 1st to March 31st) Stone crab (October 16th to May 31st) Scale Fish (January 1st to December 31st )

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Processing Time

Five working days, once application and prerequisite documents are complete, and the facility meets the documented standards.

Office Locations & Contacts

Department of Marine Resources
East Bay Street
P.O. Box N-3028
Nassau, New Providence
The Bahamas
Tel. (242) 393-1777
Fax. (242) 393-0238
For other office locations and contact numbers, follow this link:

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