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      RS 56:306.4     

  

§306.4.  Restrictions on buying and selling and transportation by wholesale/retail seafood dealers, retail seafood dealer's license; restaurants and retail grocers

A.(1)  Wholesale/retail seafood dealers shall buy directly from commercial fishermen validly licensed in Louisiana, and when purchasing fish for which a permit is required of the commercial fisherman, such dealers shall purchase only from those commercial fishermen possessing a valid permit.  Wholesale/retail seafood dealers validly licensed in Louisiana, and in the case of wholesale/retail seafood dealers purchasing fish from out-of-state sellers and bringing the fish into Louisiana, shall purchase only from those persons from whom a wholesale/retail seafood dealer can legally purchase fish in the state of purchase, and from no one else.

(2)  Each wholesale/retail seafood dealer who purchases fish from a licensed commercial fisherman shall record the sale on the three-part receipt form provided for in R.S. 56:303.7.  The dealer shall copy the name and license number on the receipt form.  The dealer, at the time of the sale, shall provide the commercial fisherman with a sales receipt which shall be one part of the three-part receipt form.  All wholesale/retail seafood dealers shall comply with the records requirements contained in R.S. 56:306.5.

B.  Wholesale/retail seafood dealers can sell to anyone within or without the state.

C.(1)  Retail seafood dealers, restaurants, and retail grocers shall buy directly only from wholesale/retail seafood dealers licensed in Louisiana.  When a retail seafood dealer, restaurant, or retail grocer purchases fish from an out-of-state seller and brings the fish into the state, he shall buy directly from those persons from whom he can legally purchase fish in the state of purchase.  When a restaurant or retail grocer buys fish from an out-of-state seller and brings the fish into the state, the restaurant or retail grocer shall be licensed in accordance with the provisions of R.S. 56:306 or 306.1 and shall possess a valid transport license when bringing such fish into the state.

(2)  Restaurants and retail grocers who only purchase fish, whether fresh, frozen, processed, or unprocessed, from a licensed wholesale/retail seafood dealer and only sell such fish fully prepared by cooking for immediate consumption by the consumer, need not be licensed in compliance with the provisions of this Subpart.  Any restaurant or retail grocer who purchases or sells fish in any manner other than as described in this Section must be appropriately licensed as required by this Subpart.  All restaurants and retail grocers shall maintain records as required by this Subpart.

D.  Repealed by Acts 2010, No. 743, §2(C), eff. July 1, 2010.

Acts 1986, No. 904, §1; Acts 1987, No. 779, §1; Acts 1988, No. 955, §1; Acts 1990, No. 441, §1; Acts 1997, No. 376, §1; Acts 1997, No. 866, §1; Acts 2001, No. 28, §1; Acts 2010, No. 743, §2(C), eff. July 1, 2010.



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