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Uganda - Apply for Fish Breeding Licence (Permit)

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  1. Every Institution organization or individual that intends to engage in fish breeding shall apply for permit through the Chief Fisheries Officer under the Ministry of Agriculture animal industry and Fisheries.
  2. The Chief Fisheries Officer shall issue out a form B for the applicant intending to carry fish breeding in Uganda.
    • Applicant for Fish breeding shall be subject to such conditions as may be prescribed by the Chief Fisheries Officer.
    • Any applicant who wishes to engage or deal in fish breeding within the waters of Uganda must be registered member of a Beach management unit and must possession of a valid Fishing licence.
  3. An applicant authorized by the Chief Fisheries Officer to engage in Fish breed shall be advised on—
    • compliance with fishing laws by while engaging in fish breeding activities;
  4. Fill up the appropriate application form B as described by the chief fisheries officer under the Ministry of agriculture animal industry and fisheries.
  5. After filling the form proceed to pay the prescribed fee as set by the chief fisheries officer.
    • A Fish breeding permit shall be issued on payment of the fees set out in the ordinances of the Rules.
  6. Submit the dully filled in form attached with pay slip to the fisheries Officer in charge
  7. Once the application is successful, the Chief Fisheries Officer may grant the Fish breed permit.
  8. Where the Chief Fisheries Officer, refuses to grant a fish breeding permit he or she shall communicate in writing the reasons for refusal to grant.

Required Documents[edit]

  • Establishment license.
  • Type of fish species and source of genetic material.
  • Concept plan on the intended business.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries Resources - Head Office,
Directorate of Fisheries,
Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries
Entebbe Plot 16-18,Lugard Avenue,
Entebbe Uganda.
P.O Box 102,
Entebbe Uganda.
Tel: 041 4320004
Email: [email protected],


Applicant to be eligible should be engaging in fish breeding activities in order to be issued with this licence.


  • Application Fees: 10,000 Ugshs
  • License Fee: 500,000 Ugshs
  • Renewal Fee: 500,000 Ugshs


Validity: 1 Year

Documents to Use[edit]

Application form

Sample Documents[edit]

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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 '' Video ID is 'Y0US7oR_t3M'.


Please provide other instructions related to the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information[edit]

  • Name of Establishment.
  • Year of Incorporation
  • District
  • Sub County
  • Type of species.
  • Source of species.
  • Purpose of new breed
  • Characteristics of intended breed
  • Facilities in place.
  • Previous experience in breeding.
  • Purpose of new breed

Need for the Document[edit]

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Information which might help[edit]

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]


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