Aquaculture

Permits and Inspections Required in West Virginia

Activity Permit Fee Contact
Fish Processing Facility Processing License Enrollment in Inspection Program Varies WV Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture Inspector: 304-558-2226
Fish Processing Facility NPDES Permit Based on volume of discharge Division of Environmental Protection; Chief of Water Resources: 304-558-2107
Importation of Eggs, Fingerlings or Fish from Out of State* Fish Importation Permit None Division of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Section: 304-558-2771
Food Fish Production Enrollment in Inspection Program None WV Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture Inspection: 304-558-2226
Fish Production Fish Pond License
Fish Sellers License

Application
$10
$10
Division of Natural Resources, Law Enforcement Section: 304-558-2784
Fish Production over 20,000 lbs per year or 5,000 lbs of feed per month (only when required by a DEP Inspector) NPDES Permit $250 upon application, annual based on maximum feed per month Division of Environmental Protection, Chief of Water Resources: 304-558-2107
Fee Fishing Operation Commercial Fishing Preserve License

Application
$25/year Division of Natural Resources, Law Enforcement Section: 304-558-2784
Bait Fishing Production DNR Permit(s) Varies Division of Natural Resources, Law Enforcement Section 304-558-2784

*Documentation certifying that the sources of fish are free from specific pathogens may also be required.