Overseas Shipment of Sport Fish to International Customers International Customers | Shipping

St. Jean’s Cannery ships to international customers all over the world. However, many countries have put up ‘trade barriers’ to fishermen returning with their catch. This can cause some difficulties with customs. St. Jean’s can provide CFIA Health Certificates (Phytosanitary) when shipping outside Canada and the USA.

Click here for a summary of information and documentation required for shipping.

Countries that We Ship to & Angler Requirements for Customs

We can ship to the following countries with no documentation except for a photocopy of your fishing licence: Canada, USA, Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore, and Japan.

European and Overseas Customers Important Notice: 
Photocopies of your fishing license required and we will have to apply for a health certificate from the Canadian Government.

EU Countries are:

Austria Ireland Slovakia
Belgium Italy Slovenia
Czech Republic Latvia Spain
Denmark Lithuania Sweden
Estonia Luxembourg United Kingdom
Finland Malta Bulgaria
France Netherlands Cyprus
Germany Poland
Greece Portugal
Hungary Romania

For more information, please contact our representatives at the Cannery or at our South Terminal office. In all cases, St. Jeans will contact the customer prior to shipping.

St. Jean’s Cannery 
242 Southside Dr
Nanaimo, BC, V9R 6Z5
Tel: 250-754-2185
Fax: 250-754-5923
Email: info@stjeans.com
South Terminal Depot 
134-01 4440 Cowley Cresent
Vancouver Airport, Richmond
Tel: 604-270-3384
Fax: 604-270-3325
Cell: 604-219-0997

We cannot ship via MAIL to Mexico, Africa, or South America. Customers will need to arrange pickup at an international airport.

Requirements & Process

Switzerland

Switzerland shipments are sent to Zurich, cleared with customs, and couriered to the customer.

What we need:

  1. Photocopy of fishing license.
    – send clean copy with fish or fax copy to St. Jean’s @ 250-754-2186
  2. Fish will be delivered to the delivery address you provide on the St. Jean’s processing receipt.
  3. Customer’s email address.
    – St. Jean’s requires your email address or a contact email address.
    – Please print clearly

European Union

EU shipments are sent to Frankfurt, Germany, cleared with customs, and couriered to the customer.

St. Jean’s will collect 15-20 orders (min. 1000lbs) and airship them to Frankfurt. They will be cleared through customs by St. Jean’s agents and shipped overnight to the customer’s place of business. The rate we charge for shipping will include cost of certificate, freight from Vancouver to the customer’s business office, and import and handling fees. The cost for this will be approximately $8.95/lb on outgoing weight, plus our packaging and handling fee.

What we need:

  1. Photocopy of fishing license.
    – Send clean copy with fish or fax copy to St. Jean’s @ 250-754-2186
  2. Fish will be delivered to the delivery address (preferably a business address) that you provide on the St. Jean’s processing receipt.
  3. Customers email address.
    – St. Jean’s requires your email address or a contact email address.
    – Please print clearly

Australia

What we need:

  1. Photocopy of fishing license.
    – send clean copy with fish or fax copy to St. Jean’s @ 250-754-2186
  2. Import Permit – customer must obtain this from Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
    PH: +61 3 8318 6700 (Outside of Australia)
    PH: 1800 900 090 (From Australia)
    E: import@agriculture.gov.au
    Website:http://agriculture.gov.au/biosecurity
  3. Fish will be shipped to an international airport only.
    – Shipment willl arrive by standard air carrier to the main international airport
    – Must be picked up by customer
  4. Customer must clear shipment with customs.
    – Customer must personally clear the shipment with customs or arrange to have this done by an importer/broker.
  5. Customer’s email address.
    – St. Jean’s requires your email address or a contact email address
    – Please print clearly

New Zealand

What we need:

  1. Photocopy of fishing license.
    – send clean copy with fish or fax copy to St. Jean’s @ 250-754-2186
  2. Import Permit from Biosecurity New Zealand – customer must obtain this from New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries.
    PH: +64 4 894 0100
    PH: 0800 00 83 33 (From New Zealand)
    Email Address: info@mpi.govt.nz
    Website: http://mpi.govt.nz/
  3. Fish will be shipped to an international airport only.
    – Shipment will arrive by standard air carrier to the main International Airport
    – Must be picked up by the customer
  4. Customer must clear shipment with customs.
    – Customer must personally clear the shipment with customs or arrange to have this done by an importer/broker.
  5. Customer’s email address.
    – St. Jean’s requires your email address or a contact email address
    – Please print clearly

We have experienced product “gone missing” to the following areas: AfricaMexico, and South America. Customers from these areas should call St. Jean’s to discuss your options. In all cases, St. Jean’s will call the customer prior to shipping.

Summary of Information & Documentation Required for Shipping

Country Fishing License Export Health Certificate Import Permit
Australia X X X
Bermuda X X
Canada X
Chile X X
EU Countries* X X
Hong Kong X
Japan X
Korea X
Kuwait X X
Malaysia X X
Scotland X X
Singapore X
South Africa X X
Switzerland X X
USA X