Pursuant to state law, a fish seller or wholesale fish buyer must file with the Department of Fish and Wildlife a surety bond before engaging in fish selling, buying or trade activities. The bond must be issued by a corporate surety in favor of the Department by a corporate surety authorized to do business in the State of Washington on a form approved by the Department.
A "fish seller", must file a bond in the amount of one thousand dollar ($1,000). The Department may increase the surety bond amount for persons who have violated rules relating to the accounting of commercial harvest. The director has the right to suspend and/or refuse to reissue a wholesale fish buyer endorsement of a person who has taken possession of fish or shellfish without a bond on file with the department. The Washington fish seller bond must be conditioned on compliance with the requirements of the state regulations and the rules of the department relating to the payment of fines for violations of rules for the accounting of the commercial harvest of fish or shellfish.
Washington surety bond leader, Surety One, Inc. offers this class of bond to all applicants for Wildlife registration. We offer non-standard programs for those sellers that have been found in violation and must provided enhanced bond limits. Questions about this surety bond? Call us at (800) 373-2804, email us at Underwriting@SuretyOne.com or click here for live chat. A Washington fish seller bond is quick, easy and issued within hours.
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