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Introduction

This license authorizes the processing of seafood on a land-based processing facility.

Eligibility

Persons who wish to engage in the processing, wholesale distribution, and export of seafood.

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Instructions

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Required Information

  • Name of Applicant
  • Type of License
  • Description
  • Source of potable water
  • List additional documentation accompanying application

Procedure

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 to the layout of their facility.
  • 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 processing plant license:
http://forms.bahamas.gov.bs/documents/MARINE_Application%20%20processing%20plant%20licence.pdf

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Required Documents

  • Completed Application Form.
  • Valid Business License.
  • Certificate of Incorporation.
  • Certificate of Sanitation.
  • Sanitation Standard Operating Procedure Document.
  • Flow Chart (specify products).
  • Scaled drawing of the plant layout.
  • Water Distribution Map.
  • Pest Control Map.
  • Valid Health Certificate.

Fees

BS$300.00

Validity

The license is valid for one fiscal year beginning on January 1st and expiring on December 31st. The License must be renewed annually.

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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
E-mail: fisheries@bahamas.gov.bs

Family Island Office Locations and Contact Information:
http://www.bahamas.gov.bs/wps/wcm/connect/071c20cf-be17-4215-8886-e91c9d4e14cf/Family+Island+Staff+Contacts.pdf?MOD=AJPERES

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate

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External Links

http://www.bahamas.gov.bs

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