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Bahamas - Apply for Seafood Buying Station License

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Persons wishing to buy and store seafood product can do so with a seafood buying station license.


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Required Information

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


For a new license:

  • Complete and submit relevant application form.
  • Submit prerequisite documentation.
  • Undergo buying station inspection by the Department of Marine Resources.
  • 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 documents.

Application Form for seafood buying station license:

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Required Documents

  • Completed Application Form.
  • Valid Business License.
  • Standard Operating Procedure Document.
  • Scaled drawing of the plant layout.
  • Valid Health Certificate.


BS$100.00 per year


The license is valid for one year (Jan 1st to December 31st)

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Processing Time

Five business 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
Contact Information for Family Islands:

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