Not all the fish produced from a "registered farm" can be marketed under the brand name of "Accredited Fish farm". Only the fish registered at the beginning of their culture cycle, and passed all the quality assurance (QA) tests before marketing can be marketed under the new brand name.
The fish fry registration would help prevent the abuse of the scheme by "fish hotels". Detailed records of fish fry volume and culturing period on each stock of fish will be maintained. As such, no imported fish or fish from unregistered farms can be marketed via registered farms under the brand name. In addition, fish fry registration can provide traceability of stocks to facilitate QA procedures.
Each time fish fry are purchased, "registered farms" are required to inform AFCD within 14 days for inspection and registration. The culturing period for the registered fry must not be less than 180 days, or they may not be marketed under the "Accredited Fish Farm" brand name in future.
For newly registered farms, the fry originally being cultured prior to their registration may be post-registered within 14 days upon registration. The culturing period for such fish must not be less than 180 days after registration, or they may not be marketed under the "Accredited Fish Farm" brand name.