A Harvester or Aquatic Farmer is prohibited from selling raw shellfish directly to the public. Any person who intends to sell raw shellfish may apply to become a Certified Dealer and may apply for a Retail Food Establishment license.
A Certified Dealer is permitted to sell raw shellfish to other Certified Dealers, Retail Food Establishments (e.g., restaurants, supermarkets, etc.), and interstate shellfish distributors. For basic requirements, see Become a NJ Certified Dealer.
Certified Dealers are listed on the Interstate Certified Shellfish Shippers List.
A Certified Dealer is prohibited from selling raw shellfish directly to the public unless the dealer also has a Retail Food Establishment license through the respective local health department. Find local health department information in The Directory of Local Health Departments in NJ.