Surety1 Helps You Protect the Food Chain by Helping You Fulfill NOAA Requirements
Surety1 values the work seafood inspectors do protecting the safety and quality of our food chain. Our head office is located in sunny California near one of the most bountiful fishing industries in the country, so we appreciate the work you do. With access to 18 insurance partners, we can place your Seafood Inspection Surety Bond quickly.
What is a Seafood Inspection Surety Bond and why do I need one?
A Seafood Inspection Surety Bond is required for entities who wish to provide seafood inspection services as part of the NOAA Seafood Inspection Program, also known as the U.S. Department of Commerce (USDC) Seafood Inspection Program. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is the agency which oversees the management of fisheries in the United States.
How do I get a Seafood Inspection Surety Bond and how much does it cost?
The NOAA has set requirements for the amount of this bond. The Seafood Inspection Surety Bond amount must be equal to the minimum amount equal to three months cost from providing inspection services. Inspection services cannot be initiated by your establishment until the bond has been posted, and a copy has been provided to the NOAA. Click here to read more about NOAA requirements.
If the NOAA initiates a claim due to a financial matter, the surety company will investigate. If the surety company pays your claim, you must reimburse them; however, the surety company acts as a safety net in immediately fulfilling your claim.
Apply now! Fill out our application form and Surety1 will get back to you quickly with a firm quote for your Seafood Inspection Surety Bond. Once you provide payment and your signed agreement, you will receive your bond!