Adding a listing
How do I add a listing?
First, you need to create your free account if you haven’t already. Once you are logged in, you’ll see “Create Listing” in the top navigation menu. You can access this anytime in order to add a new listing.
Before you can add species, you will be asked to add your license type, license number, and the year. Vessel name will also be required for leasing licenses.
How long can I post a listing for?
How long your bid request is available to accept bids is up to you as long as it is before your license expiry date! You choose the end date of your bid request upon creation of the listing.
If you need change the end date on your listing, you can always change it on the listing’s edit page.
What species am I able to lease?
You are able to lease all species that are available under valid licenses issued from the Pacific DFO. If you are don’t see a particular species on SeafoodX, please contact our support team and we will resolve the problem as quickly as possible.
What does “Lease it Now” and "Buy it Now" mean?
Lease-it-Now is an optional instant lease price that you are willing to accept on temporary quota and license rentals. Similarly, Buy-it-now is an optional instant purchase price that you are willing to accept on permanent quota. Your listing will still have the option to accept bids, but if a bidder uses the Lease-it-Now or Buy-it-now option the bidding process will end and the transaction process will begin.
Is there a posting limit on SeafoodX?
There is no listing limit on SeafoodX. List away!
What if I don’t like the bids I receive?
You are not obligated to accept the highest bid once the bid request ends.
We want you to feel comfortable with listing your quota or licenses on SeafoodX.
What do I do when someone wins?
There are two scenarios for someone winning a bid request. Either you will have accepted the highest bidder or the bidder will use the Lease-it-Now/Buy-it-now option. Once one of these occurs, an email will be sent out to the bidder requesting that they pay the transaction fee for the process to move forward.
Once the highest bidder receives confirmation that they have won the bid, they have 48 hours to pay the transaction fee. If they fail to do so, their bid will be revoked.
It is not until the transaction fee is paid in full that the contact details are exchanged. The transfer of quota and/or license happens offline and you can collect in your usual method at the time of transfer, as agreed between both parties.