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Regulations Governing Freezing Onboard. Sunny Rice University of Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program Petersburg - February 10, 2006. Do not be afraid. Intimidating, but should not be insurmountable 17 pages, 5 to actually fill out

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regulations governing freezing onboard

Regulations Governing Freezing Onboard

Sunny Rice

University of Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program

Petersburg - February 10, 2006

do not be afraid
Do not be afraid
  • Intimidating, but should not be insurmountable
  • 17 pages, 5 to actually fill out
  • This is just the beginning - if you can’t handle this paperwork, don’t direct market
freezing processing
Freezing = Processing
  • DEC says you are a processor if you:
  • Head or butcher product, recover roe, shuck, pickle, cook in water or steam, salt or brine, dry, mix or formulate, freeze, make surimi or create retorted thermal packaging
processing does not include
Processing does not include
  • Gutting
  • Gilling
  • Sliming
  • Icing
  • Decapitating shrimp
dm or catcher processor
DM or Catcher/Processor
  • You are a Direct Marketer if:
  • Hold fishing permit or quota share
  • Are sole proprietor
  • Own or lease vessel
  • Process and export only own catch
  • Will not purchase fisheries resources
  • Work from a vessel less than 65 feet
  • DM’s get simpler paperwork/lower taxes
three main agencies
Three main agencies
  • ADF&G - regulates take of fisheries resources
  • Department of Revenue (DOR) - collects fisheries business and other taxes
  • Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) - ensures the safety of seafood products
adf g
  • Requires “Intent to Operate” - part of Direct Marketing or Processor application
  • Fish Tickets - you complete and submit to local office
  • Alaska commercial Operators Annual Report - file by April 1 of each year
department of revenue
Department of Revenue
  • Requires Fisheries Business License - part of DM or Processor application
  • $25 fee
  • Fisheries Business return by March 31
  • FB tax = 3.0% for Direct Marketer, 5.0% for Catcher/Processor, must be secured in advance if estimated over $500
  • Salmon Enhancement tax, local sales tax
  • Requires Seafood Processors Permit included in group application
  • $325 fee for DM
for the dec application
For the DEC application
  • Need to identify source of water and your sewage disposal method
  • Processing waste disposal must be done at least 1/2 mile offshore
  • Include scale drawing of vessel showing toilet, hand-washing station, plumbing lines, locations and types of processing equipment, how waste will be discharged (1/2 mile offshore), location of cover, etc.
  • Submit at least 60 days prior to start-up
for the dec inspection
For the DEC inspection
  • Need to do Hazard Analysis for each process- HACCP training highly recommended (shrimp additives are a CCP)
  • Sanitation Standard Operating Procedure (SSOP) plan required
  • Daily Sanitation Logs, including testing cleaning water for proper chlorine level
homeland security
  • Must also register with FDA
  • Free, one-time registration
  • Can be done online
  • Fairly straightforward information collected (name, business name, etc)
working with regulators
Working with regulators
  • They are not the bad guy, have own missions
  • Get them involved early, so they will work with you
  • It is their job to make regulations clear to you