(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.
Effective date—2011 c 339:
See note following RCW 43.84.092
Finding—Effective date—2002 c 301:
See notes following RCW 77.65.510
Contingent effective date—1993 sp.s. c 17 §§ 34-47:
See note following RCW 77.65.020
Finding—Contingent effective date—Severability—1993 sp.s. c 17:
See notes following RCW 77.32.520