13- 188 C.M.R. ch. 22, § 04 - Records

A. Each enhanced retail seafood license holder must maintain records pertaining to all shellfish purchases and shellfish shipments received. These records must be made available to the Department upon request and must comply with the following criteria:
1. Each enhanced retail seafood license holder shall have a business address at which records are maintained.
2. Records shall:
(a) Be complete, accurate and legible;
(b) Contain all of the Department's required information in a form authorized by the Department; and
3. The records must be sufficient to:
(a) Document that the shellstock was obtained from an authorized source (licensed harvester or certified dealer);
(b) Allow each container of shellstock to be traced back to the specific incoming lot of shellstock from which it was taken; and
(c) Allow for each lot of shellstock to be traced back to the growing area, date of harvest, and if possible, the harvester or group of harvesters.
4. Records shall be maintained in a permanently bound ledger book or other recording method approved by the Department.
5. The records shall be retained:
(a) For a minimum of one year for fresh shellstock and for a minimum of two years for frozen shellstock.
C. Shellfish Reports: See Chapter 8.10(A) Landings Program; a no-cost Primary Buyers Permit is required.


13- 188 C.M.R. ch. 22, § 04

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