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RCW 77.65.280

Wholesale fish dealer's license—Fees—Exemption. (Effective until January 1, 2018.)

(1) A wholesale fish dealer's license is required for:
(a) A business in the state to engage in the commercial processing of food fish or shellfish, including custom canning or processing of personal use food fish or shellfish.
(b) A business in the state to engage in the wholesale selling, buying, or brokering of food fish or shellfish. A wholesale fish dealer's license is not required of those businesses which buy exclusively from Washington licensed wholesale dealers and sell solely at retail.
(c) Fishers who land and sell their catch or harvest in the state to anyone other than a licensed wholesale dealer within or outside the state, unless the fisher has a direct retail endorsement.
(d) A business to engage in the commercial manufacture or preparation of fertilizer, oil, meal, caviar, fish bait, or other by-products from food fish or shellfish.
(e) A business engaging a fish buyer as defined under RCW 77.65.340.
(2) The annual license fee for a wholesale dealer is two hundred fifty dollars. The application fee is one hundred five dollars. A wholesale fish dealer's license is not required for persons engaged in the processing, wholesale selling, buying, or brokering of private sector cultured aquatic products as defined in RCW 15.85.020. However, if a means of identifying such products is required by rules adopted under RCW 15.85.060, the exemption from licensing requirements established by this subsection applies only if the aquatic products are identified in conformance with those rules.
NOTES:
Effective date2011 c 339: See note following RCW 43.84.092.
FindingEffective date2002 c 301: See notes following RCW 77.65.510.
Contingent effective date1993 sp.s. c 17 §§ 34-47: See note following RCW 77.65.020.
FindingContingent effective dateSeverability1993 sp.s. c 17: See notes following RCW 77.32.520.

RCW 77.65.280

Fish dealer license—Exemption—Fees. (Effective January 1, 2018.)

(1) A fish dealer license is required for a person in the state who:
(a) Takes possession of raw or frozen fish or shellfish, in whole or in parts, to prepare, repackage, process, or preserve. This includes, but is not limited to:
(i) Canning or processing of fish or shellfish for payment, whether the fish or shellfish is commercially harvested or taken for personal use; and
(ii) The commercial manufacture or preparation of fertilizer, oil, meal, caviar, fish bait, or any other by-products from fish or shellfish;
(b) Engages in the wholesale selling, buying, or brokering of raw or frozen fish or shellfish. Certain buyers may be additionally required to obtain a wholesale fish buyer endorsement as specified in RCW 77.65.340.
(2) A fish dealer license is not required for:
(a) Licensed commercial fish or shellfish harvesters who either sell only to licensed wholesale fish buyers or who possess a limited fish seller endorsement;
(b) Retail businesses that purchase exclusively from Washington licensed wholesale fish buyers or from limited fish sellers for sale to end consumers.
(3) A business engaged in any activity requiring a fish dealer license only needs to purchase one fish dealer license to cover the actions of all employees.
(4) The annual license fee for a resident fish dealer is four hundred dollars. The fee for a nonresident fish dealer license is four hundred seventy-five dollars. The application fee for both resident and nonresident licenses is one hundred five dollars.
NOTES:
FindingIntentEffective date2017 3rd sp.s. c 8: See notes following RCW 77.08.010.
Effective date2011 c 339: See note following RCW 43.84.092.
FindingEffective date2002 c 301: See notes following RCW 77.65.510.
Contingent effective date1993 sp.s. c 17 §§ 34-47: See note following RCW 77.65.020.
FindingContingent effective dateSeverability1993 sp.s. c 17: See notes following RCW 77.32.520.
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