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Uganda - Apply for Aquaculture Establishment Approval Permit

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Procedure[edit]

  1. An application for a fishing licence under this ordinance is required to make it in a writing to the Chief fisheries officer in such form and manner as may be prescribed by the Chief Fisheries Officer and shall contain the following:
    • Contain the particulars and description of the Aquaculture establishment approve permit in respect of which the application is made;
    • state in sufficient details-
      • the method to be employed in Aquaculture establishment approve permit; and
      • the area within which it is proposed that the Aquaculture establishment approve permit is to be operated;
      • be accompanied by such fee as the chief fisheries Officer may prescribe.
  2. The Chief fisheries officer may, before considering an application require the applicant-
    • to satisfy him
    • that the Aquaculture establishment approve permit is properly equipped.
    • that the form and control of development in the Aquaculture establishment approve permit other equipment intended for use in fishing are adequate for the purpose of the fishing operation;
    • to supply such other information as he may require to enable him to reach a decision on the application.

Issuance and validity of license

  1. The Chief fisheries officer shall issue to a successful applicant a licence for the Aquaculture establishment approve permit subject to such conditions as he may deem necessary.
  2. A licence issued under this Act shall be valid for one year and expire on 31 December every year.
  3. The holder of a licence under this Act shall, not later than one month before its expiration, apply to the Chief fisheries officer for a licence to take effect from the expiry of the current licence.
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Required Documents[edit]

  • Aquaculture establishment business plan.
  • Site suitability report.
  • EIA report for commercial scale farming.


Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries
Department of Fisheries,
Physical Address: Lugard Avenue Entebbe
Postal Address: P.O. Box 102 Entebbe, Uganda
Phone: +256 414 320 006
Email Address: ps@agriculture.go.ug
Website:Ministry of Agriculture

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Eligibility[edit]

Provide eligibility criteria's for going through this procedure.

Fees[edit]

  • Application Fees: 10,000 Ugshs
  • License Fee: 100,000 Ugshs
  • Renewal Fee: 100,000 Ugshs


Validity[edit]

  • The permit may be granted for a period not exceeding one (1) year.
  • The permit shall be granted subject to such conditions as are relevant to the specified particular types of uses.

Documents to Use[edit]

Please attach documents that can be used by people. e.g. links
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Sample Documents[edit]

SCHEDULES.

FIRST SCHEDULE Rule 6 (3)

THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA

AQUACULTURE ESTABLISHMENT CERTIFICATE

This is to certify that......................................... .................................................................................................Meets the required conditions to practice aquaculture as a .................................... (Nursery grow out, fry producer, breeder, bait, ornamental in……………………………… District,.................. sub-County................from....................(dates) The Establishment is required to comply with the Fish (Aquaculture) Rules 2003, and is permitted to practice…………………………………………………… Semi intensive or intensive culture)

Fee paid (Shs)........................................... Chief Fisheries Officer....................... Date............................

Original: Applicant
Duplicate: District Fisheries Officer
Triplicate: Department of Fisheries Resources

Processing Time[edit]

Maximum Processing Time: 1 Week

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type='website'>video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites. 	
Please remove the '&' inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url 'http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0US7oR_t3M' Video ID is 'Y0US7oR_t3M'.

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Instructions[edit]

  • No person shall engage in fish breeding or shall export or import live fish for purposes of aquaculture without a permit issued by the Chief Fisheries Officer.
  • Importation of live fish in Uganda requires a certificate of fish import.
  • No person or establishment shall carry out aquaculture production in such a way that—
  • (a)degrades the environment without mitigation;
  • (b)introduces new species apart from those approved for that area;
  • (c) Compromises safety of food fish.

Required Information[edit]

  • The Fishing licence,
  • The Fishing equipment
  • Nursery grow out
  • Information on fry producer
  • Breeder information
  • Information bait
  • Information on ornamental.
  • Information on special Species,
  • Information on reception services at arrival and departure at the Airport as well as all taxes for the Government explorers going with the Fishing group.
  • Packing and shipment.


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Need for the Document[edit]

The purpose is to Control development of aquaculture in environmentally sustainable manner.

Information which might help[edit]

All new genetic materials intended for aquaculture shall conform to the National Bio-safety Guidelines as set by the Uganda National Council of Science and Technology and shall not be released into aquatic systems, without a permit from the Chief Fisheries Officer.


Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

External Link

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Others[edit]

More information which might help people.