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Can I sell fish that I caught to a local restaurant?

Yes, but not without having a license and being inspected. Fisherman must have a commercial fishing license from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) before they can sell fish to retail establishments, like a restaurant. Information about obtaining this type of license can be found at the MDC website.  Additionally, local caught fish must be processed in an approved inspected facility. These approved facilities would be inspected under the DHSS Manufactured Food Program. The retail establishment buying and using the product is responsible for making sure their supplier has the necessary licenses and inspections.

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