Licensing, Registration, & Photo ID Requirements

Who needs a License?

  • Loading business: Any business that, for a fee, provides loading services for a purchaser of seafood, including the parking of the purchaser's vehicle, loading seafood onto the vehicle, ensuring the security of the seafood loaded on the vehicle, and other such services. A loading license may be issued to the qualified applicant(s) who responds to BIC's Request for Loading or Unloading Proposals ("RFLP") and undergoes a background investigation of the applicant and its principals' good character, honesty, and integrity.
  • Unloading business: Any business that, for a fee, provides unloading services, such as unloading seafood from a truck that has transported the seafood from suppliers to wholesalers in the public wholesale market. An unloading license may be issued to the qualified applicant(s) who responds to BIC's Request for Loading or Unloading Proposals ("RFLP") and undergoes a background investigation of the applicant and its principals' good character, honesty, and integrity.

Who needs a Registration?

  • Seafood, produce, and meat wholesalers
  • Businesses operating in the designated public wholesale market, such as security firms and ice suppliers
  • Seafood deliverers
  • Labor unions or labor organizations
  • Wholesale trade associations

Who needs a Photo Identification Card?

  • Principals and employees of seafood, produce, and meat wholesalers and market businesses
  • Principals and employees of seafood deliverers
  • Principals and employees of licensed loaders
  • Principals and employees of licensed unloaders
  • Officers of labor unions or labor organizations
  • Officers of wholesale trade associations